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GA HB1045

EDUCATIONINTRODUCED

Education; require schools to give notice and receive consent prior to providing students with sexual orientation or gender identity instruction; provisions

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the O.C.G.A., relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to require each school in this state that receives state funding for education to give notice and receive written consent prior to providing students in kindergarten through grade 12 with sexual orientation or gender identity instruction; to prohibit nurses, counselors, teachers, administrators, and other school personnel employed by schools in this state that receive state funding for education from knowingly encouraging or coercing a student under the age of 18 years to withhold from his or her parent or legal guardian that his or her perception of his or her gender is inconsistent with his or her sex or from knowingly withholding from the parent or legal guardian of a student under the age of 18 years information related to his or her perception that his or her gender is inconsistent with his or her sex; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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No less than 30 calendar days prior to providing sexual orientation or gender identity instruction, regardless of whether such instruction is provided as part of a family life program, sex education program, or other program, each school shall notify the parent or legal guardian of each student who is anticipated to attend such instruction that: (1) The school is providing sexual orientation or gender identity instruction;

Prior to providing sexual orientation or gender identity instruction, regardless of whether such instruction is provided as part of a family life program, sex education program, or other program, each school shall obtain written consent to attend such instruction from [...] the parent or legal guardian of each student under the age of 18 years who is anticipated to attend such instruction;

Each public and private school in this state which enrolls students in kindergarten or one or more grades one through 12 shall maintain an official record for each student currently enrolled in such school, and such official record shall include [...] the student's legal name. [...] (b) Each request to change the legal name of a student included in such student's official record required under subsection (a) of this Code section shall be made in writing and accompanied by a copy of a court order providing for the change in the student's legal name; provided, however, that if the student who is the subject of such request is under the age of 18 years, the request shall also be accompanied by a written consent form signed by each of the student's parents or legal guardians.

No school nurse, counselor, teacher, administrator, or other school personnel shall knowingly: (1) Encourage or coerce a student under the age of 18 years to withhold from his or her parent or legal guardian that his or her perception of his or her gender is inconsistent with his or her sex; or (2) Withhold from the parent or legal guardian of a student under the age of 18 years information related to his or her perception that his or her gender is inconsistent with his or her sex.

Legislative Session

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2023-2024 Regular Session

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History

DateAction
2024-01-29House Second Readers
2024-01-26House First Readers
2024-01-25House Hopper