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HI HB508


Relating To Sex-specific Student Athletic Teams.

Creates the requirement of school sports to designate sex-specific teams for the purpose of gender equality.

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Sex-specific athletic teams. (a) There is a requirement to designate separate sex-specific athletic teams or sports within interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, and club athletic teams or sports. These include sports teams sponsored by a public, primary or secondary school, a public postsecondary institution, or any school or institution whose students or teams compete against a public school or public postsecondary institution. These teams shall be expressly designated as one of the following based on biological sex: (1) Males, men, or boys; (2) Females, women, or girls; or (3) Coed or mixed. (b) Athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls may not be open to students of the male sex.

A dispute regarding a student's sex shall be resolved by the student's school or institution by requesting that the student provide a health examination and consent form or other statement signed by the student's personal health care provider which must verify the student's biological sex. The health care provider may verify the student's biological sex as part of a routine sports physical examination by relying on only one or more of the following: (1) The student's reproductive anatomy; (2) The student's genetic makeup; or (3) The student's normal endogenously produced testosterone levels.

Protection for educational institutions. (a) A governmental entity, any licensing or accrediting organization, or any athletic association or organization may not entertain a complaint, open an investigation, or take any other adverse action against any school or public postsecondary institution for maintaining separate interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic teams or sports for students of the female sex."

Legislative Session


2024 Regular Session


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2023-12-11Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.
2023-01-27Referred to EDN, JHA, FIN, referral sheet 2
2023-01-23Introduced and Pass First Reading.
2023-01-20Pending introduction.