Trans Legislation Tracker

Missouri

We are tracking 43 anti-trans bills in Missouri in 2024. The legislation impacts 7 categories:

EDUCATION

HEALTHCARE

PERFORMANCE

BATHROOM

OTHER

SPORTS

CIVIL RIGHTS

MO HB1405

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Enacts provisions relating to the use of identifying pronouns by school employees and independent contractors

No employee or independent contractor shall knowingly address, identify, or refer to a student by pronouns that are different from the pronouns that align with such student's biological sex unless the public school or school board receives written permission from the student's parent. 3. No public school or school board shall require an employee or independent contractor to address, identify, or refer to an individual by pronouns that are different from the pronouns that align with such individual's biological sex if such usage is contrary to such employee's or independent contractor's religious or moral convictions. 4. Each public school and school board shall adopt and implement a policy that is substantially similar to the provisions of this section.

MO HB1519

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Prohibits discrimination against health care professionals who refuse to assist in medical procedures or treatments relating to sex reassignment or gender identity transitioning

No person or institution shall be: (1) Denied or discriminated against in the receipt of any public benefit, assistance, or privilege whatsoever; or (2) Denied or discriminated against in any public or private employment by any means including, but not limited to, any adverse action related to hiring, promotion, advancement, transfer, licensing, education, training, or granting of hospital privileges or staff appointment on the grounds that the person or institution refuses to perform, assist, or participate in medical procedures, treatments, counseling, prescriptions, or surgeries related to sex reassignment or gender identity transitioning

MO HB1520

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Modifies provisions relating to gender transition procedures

MO HB1523

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Changes provisions relating to student interactions in schools

A school district or charter school shall notify the parent or legal guardian of each student enrolled in the district or school of:[...] (1) The basic content of the district's or school's human sexuality instruction to be provided to the student as well as any curriculum, material, test, survey, questionnaire, activity, or instruction of any kind related to sexual orientation and gender identity, regardless of whether offered as part of human sexuality instruction or as part of any other class, activity, or program; and (2) The parent's right to remove the student from any part of the district's or school's human sexuality instruction or from any part of a curriculum, material, test, survey, questionnaire, activity, or instruction of any kind related to sexual orientation and gender identity, regardless of whether offered as part of human sexuality instruction or as part of any other class, activity, or program

MO HB1650

PERFORMANCE
INTRODUCED

Modifies provisions relating to sexually oriented businesses

"Adult cabaret performance", a performance that appeals to a prurient interest in a location other than an adult cabaret that features [...] male or female impersonators who provide entertainment, or similar entertainers, regardless of whether performed for consideration;

MO HB1674

BATHROOM
INTRODUCED

Establishes the "Employee Restroom and Locker Room Access Act"

(a) Requiring employees to share restroom or locker room facilities with members of the opposite sex can create a hostile work environment; and (b) It is in the public interest to ensure that all employees have access to restroom and locker room facilities that correspond to his or her biological sex. (2) The general assembly hereby declares that it is the public policy of this state to prohibit employers from requiring employees to share multiple-occupancy restrooms or changing areas or locker room facilites with members of the opposite sex

MO HB1699

OTHER
INTRODUCED

Prohibits state contracts with companies that engage in economic boycotts based on environmental, social, or governance criteria

A public entity shall not enter into a contract with a company to acquire or dispose of services, supplies, information technology, or construction unless the contract includes a written certification that the company is not currently engaged in and shall not, for the duration of the contract, engage in any kind of economic boycott.

INTRODUCED

Modifies provisions relating to the fiduciary duty and proxy voting activities of public retirement systems

The term "financial" shall not include any action taken, or factor considered, by a fiduciary with any purpose to further social, political, or ideological interests. A fiduciary may reasonably be determined to have taken an action, or considered a factor, with a purpose to further social, political, or ideological interests based upon evidence indicating such a purpose including, but not limited to, any fiduciary commitment to further, through portfolio company engagement, board or shareholder votes, or otherwise as a fiduciary, any of the following beyond what controlling federal or state law requires: [...] Access to abortion, sex or gender reassignment treatment, or transgender surgery

MO HB1737

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Provides protections against ideological discrimination in postsecondary education

MO HB1739

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Enacts provisions governing public elementary and secondary school students

2. If a student approaches a school official to express discomfort or confusion about the student's documented identity, the school official shall notify the student's parent of the discussion within twenty-four hours. 3. If a student asks a school official to refer to the student using personal pronouns that are associated with a gender other than the student's documented identity, the school official shall notify the student's parent of the discussion within twenty-four hours. 4. A school official shall not allow a student to use a name in class other than the name provided by the student's parent when registering the student without first obtaining written permission from the student's parent.

MO HB1849

PERFORMANCE
INTRODUCED

Modifies provisions relating to sexually oriented businesses

"Adult cabaret performance", a performance that appeals to a prurient interest in a location other than an adult cabaret that features [...] male or female impersonators who provide entertainment, or similar entertainers, regardless of whether performed for consideration;

MO HB1981

SPORTS
INTRODUCED

Modifies guidelines for student participation in athletic contests organized by sex

No private school, public school district, public charter school, or public or private institution of postsecondary education shall allow any student to compete in an athletics competition that is designated for the biological sex opposite to the student's biological sex as correctly stated on the student's official birth certificate [...] or, if the student's official birth certificate is unobtainable, another government record.

MO HB2145

SPORTS
INTRODUCED

Removes an expiration date of provisions governing participation in athletics competitions

No private school, public school district, public charter school, or public or private institution of postsecondary education shall allow any student to compete in an athletics competition that is designated for the biological sex opposite to the student's biological sex as correctly stated on the student'

MO HB2198

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Provides protections against ideological discrimination in postsecondary education

MO HB2300

PERFORMANCE
INTRODUCED

Modifies provisions relating to sexually oriented businesses

"Adult cabaret performance", a performance that appeals to a prurient interest in a location other than an adult cabaret that features topless dancers, go-go dancers, exotic dancers, strippers, male or female impersonators who provide entertainment, or similar entertainers, regardless of whether performed for consideration;

MO HB2308

BATHROOM
INTRODUCED

Enacts provisions governing emerging issues in gender identity and sexual orientation

An individual's sex is determined by a statement of the individual's biological sex on the individual's official birth certificate or another government record. Such statement shall be deemed to have correctly stated the individual's biological sex only if the statement was: (1) Entered at or near the time of the individual's birth; or (2) Modified to correct any scrivener's error in the individual's biological sex.

MO HB2309

CIVIL RIGHTS
INTRODUCED

Establishes the Defining SEX Act

Unless context or explicit definition indicates otherwise, "gender", when used alone, rather than with or as an adjective modifying other words, in preexisting state law, administrative rules, or guidelines to refer to males, females, or the natural differences between males and females, shall be considered a synonym for "sex".

MO HB2355

BATHROOM
INTRODUCED

Requires all public school shower rooms, locker rooms, and restrooms to be designated for and used by male or female students only

Every public school shower room, locker room, and restroom designated for student use and which is accessible by multiple students at the same time shall be designated for and used only by students of the same biological sex. At no time shall a student be allowed to access a public school shower room, locker room, or restroom designated for use by the opposite biological sex.

MO HB2357

BATHROOM
INTRODUCED

Requires all public school shower rooms, locker rooms, and restrooms to be designated for and used by male or female students only

Every public school shower room, locker room, and restroom designated for student use and which is accessible by multiple students at the same time shall be designated for and used only by students of the same biological sex. At no time shall a student be allowed to access a public school shower room, locker room, or restroom designated for use by the opposite biological sex.

MO HB2365

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Prohibits state departments from spending money on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives

MO HB2448

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Prohibits state departments from spending money on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives

MO HB2567

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Creates provisions relating to health care

Health care-related professional licensing boards shall not adopt or impose, as a condition of obtaining or renewing any license, any incentives or requirements for applicants for licensure or renewal of licensure to undergo, demonstrate familiarity with, or support any diversity, equity, and inclusion training, education, material, or program. [...] "Diversity, equity, and inclusion" or "DEI": (a) Any effort to [...] promote or promulgate training, programming, or activities designed or implemented with reference to [...] gender identity, or sexual orientation.

MO HB2619

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Prohibits state departments from spending money on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives

MO HB2830

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Creates provisions relating to the definition of reproductive health care

As used in the laws and regulations of this state, unless clearly and specifically stated otherwise, the term "reproductive health care" shall not be construed to include gender transition surgeries or the use of cross-sex hormones or puberty blocking drugs for the purpose of a gender transition, as such terms are defined in section 191.1720, for minor children or adults.

MO HB2885

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Establishes the offense of contributing to social transition and requires a person to be placed on the sexual offender registry if guilty of the offense of contributing to social transition

A person commits the offense of contributing to social transition if the person is acting in his or her official capacity as a teacher or school counselor and the person provides support, regardless of whether the support is material, information, or other resources to a child regarding social transition. 2. The offense of contributing to social transition is a class E felony. 3. As used in this section, the following terms mean: (1) "Child", a person under eighteen years of age; (2) "Social transition", the process by which an individual adopts the name, pronouns, and gender expression, such as clothing or haircuts, that match the individual's gender identity and not the gender assumed by the individual's sex at birth; (3) "Teacher", as that term is defined in subdivisions (4), (5), and (7) of section 168.104.

MO SB1024

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Establishes provisions relating to classroom instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation in certain grade levels

INTRODUCED

Creates new provisions relating to public contracts

A public entity shall not enter into a contract with a company to acquire or dispose of services, supplies, information technology, or construction unless the contract includes a written certification that the company is not currently engaged in and shall not, for the duration of the contract, engage in any kind of economic boycott. [...] "Economic boycott", refusing to deal with, terminating business activities with, or otherwise taking any commercial action that is intended to penalize, inflict economic harm on, limit commercial relations with, or change or limit the activities of a company because the company, without violating controlling federal or state law:[...] (e) Does not facilitate, is not expected to facilitate, or does not commit to facilitate access to abortion, sex or gender change, or transgender surgery or medical treatments;

MO SB1125

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Prohibits public institutions of postsecondary education from requiring the submission of diversity, equity, and inclusion statements

MO SB1185

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Removes the expiration date on certain provisions relating to gender transition

The performance of a gender transition surgery or the prescription or administration of cross-sex hormones or puberty-blocking drugs to an individual under eighteen years of age in violation of this section shall be considered unprofessional conduct and any health care provider doing so shall have his or her license to practice revoked by the appropriate licensing entity or disciplinary review board with competent jurisdiction in this state.

MO SB1187

PERFORMANCE
INTRODUCED

Modifies provisions relating to sexually oriented businesses

"Drag performance", a performance in which a performer exhibits a gender that is different from the performer's biological sex as assigned at birth using clothing, makeup, or other physical markers and sings, lip syncs, dances, or otherwise performs before an audience for entertainment

MO SB1246

SPORTS
INTRODUCED

Repeals the 2027 expiration of a provision of law prohibiting students from participating on an athletic team that is designated for the opposite biological sex

MO SB1256

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Creates the Given Name Act establishing provisions relating to forms of address in public schools

A public school or school district employee or contractor shall not [...] use any name to address or refer to a student other than the name provided by such student's parents when enrolling the student in school, or a derivative of such name, without the written permission of such student's parents.

MO SB1274

BATHROOM
INTRODUCED

Establishes provisions relating to physical privacy of children

In every public school setting in which a minor may be in a state of undress in the presence of other people, school personnel shall provide separate, distinct areas designated for use by minors based on their biological sex to ensure the personal privacy and safety of minors

MO SB1314

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Creates new restrictions on the expenditure of funds by state departments for certain programs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, etc

MO SB1459

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Creates a provision relating to reproductive health care

As used in the laws and regulations of this state, unless clearly and specifically stated otherwise, the term "reproductive health care" shall not be construed to include gender transition surgeries or the use of cross-sex hormones or puberty-blocking drugs for the purpose of gender transition, as such terms are defined in section 191.1720, for minor children or adults.

MO SB726

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Removes the expiration date on certain provisions relating to gender transition

The performance of a gender transition surgery or the prescription or administration of cross-sex hormones or puberty-blocking drugs to an individual under eighteen years of age in violation of this section shall be considered unprofessional conduct and any health care provider doing so shall have his or her license to practice revoked by the appropriate licensing entity or disciplinary review board with competent jurisdiction in this state. 6. (1) The prescription or administration of cross72 sex hormones or puberty-blocking drugs to an individual under eighteen years of age for the purpose of a gender transition shall be considered grounds for a cause of action against the health care provider. The provisions of chapter 538 shall not apply to any action brought under this subsection. (2) An action brought pursuant to this subsection shall be brought within fifteen years of the individual injured attaining the age of twenty-one or of the date the treatment of the injury at issue in the action by the defendant has ceased, whichever is later.

MO SB728

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Creates provisions relating to public elementary and secondary school students

2. If a student approaches a school official to express discomfort or confusion about the student's documented identity, the school official shall notify the student's parent of the discussion within twenty-four hours. 3. If a student asks a school official to refer to the student using personal pronouns that are associated with a gender other than the student's documented identity, the school official shall notify the student's parent of the discussion within twenty-four hours. 4. A school official shall not allow a student to use a name in class other than the name provided by the student's parent when registering the student without first obtaining written permission from the student's parent.

MO SB770

SPORTS
INTRODUCED

Establishes provisions regarding elementary and secondary education

No public school shall knowingly allow a student of the male sex who is enrolled in such public school to participate on a school-sponsored athletic team that is exclusively for students of the female sex.

MO SB776

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Removes the expiration date on certain provisions relating to gender transition

MO SB868

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Establishes the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act prohibiting discussion of certain topics by school personnel

No school official shall encourage a student to adopt a gender identity [...] If a student approaches a school official to express discomfort or confusion about such student's biological sex, the school official shall notify such student's parents of the discussion within forty-eight hours.

MO SB949

PERFORMANCE
INTRODUCED

Creates the offense of engaging in an adult cabaret performance

"Adult cabaret performance", a performance in a location other than an adult cabaret that features topless dancers, go-go dancers, exotic dancers, strippers, male or female impersonators who provide entertainment that appeals to a prurient interest, or similar entertainers, regardless of whether performed for consideration.

MO SB974

BATHROOM
INTRODUCED

Requires all public school shower rooms, locker rooms, and restrooms to be designated for and used by male or female students only

In every public school setting in which a student may be in a state of undress in the presence of other students, school personnel shall provide separate, distinct areas designated for use by students based on their biological sex to ensure the personal privacy and safety of students.

INTRODUCED

Creates new restrictions on certain business practices of entities doing business in this state related to economic boycotts and DEI initiatives

A public entity shall not enter into a contract with a company [...] unless the contract includes a written certification that the company is not currently engaged in and shall not, for the duration of the contract, engage in any kind of economic boycott. [...] "Economic boycott", refusing to deal with, terminating business activities with, or otherwise taking any commercial action that is intended to penalize, inflict economic harm on, limit commercial relations with, or change or limit the activities of a company because the company, without violating controlling federal or state law: [...] (e) Does not facilitate, is not expected to facilitate, or does not commit to facilitate access to abortion, sex or gender change, or transgender surgery or medical treatments.