Trans Legislation Tracker

Ohio

We are tracking 12 anti-trans bills in Ohio in 2024. The legislation impacts 7 categories:

EDUCATION

BATHROOM

PERFORMANCE

OTHER

SPORTS

HEALTHCARE

MILITARY

OH HB151

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Enact Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act

To amend sections 3345.45, 4117.14, and 4117.15 and to enact sections 1713.57, 3333.0419, 3345.029, 3345.0216, 3345.0217, 3345.0219, 3345.382, 3345.451, 3345.452, 3345.453, 3345.591, 3345.80, and 3345.87 of the Revised Code to enact the Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act regarding the operation of state institutions of higher education.

Prohibit any mandatory programs or training courses regarding diversity, equity, or inclusion; [...] Affirm and guarantee that it will not endorse, oppose, comment, or take action, as an institution, on the public policy controversies of the day, or any other ideology, principle, concept, or formulation that requires commitment to any controversial belief or policy, specified concept [...] "Specified concept" means a concept such as allyship, diversity, social justice, sustainability, systematic racism, gender identity, equity, or inclusion.

OH HB183

BATHROOM
INTRODUCED

Regards single-sex bathroom access in schools, universities

To amend sections 3314.03 and 3326.11 and to enact sections 3319.90 and 3345.90 of the Revised Code to enact the Protect All Students Act regarding single-sex bathroom access in primary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education and to amend the version of section 3314.03 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect January 1, 2025, to continue the changes on and after that date.

A school shall designate each student restroom, locker room, changing room, or shower room that is accessible by multiple students at the same time [...] for the exclusive use by students of the male biological sex only or by students of the female biological sex only. (2) No school shall permit a member of the female biological sex to use a student restroom, locker room, changing room, or shower room that has been designated by the school for the exclusive use of the male biological sex. No school shall permit a member of the male biological sex to use a student restroom, locker room, changing room, or shower room that has been designated by the school for the exclusive use of the female biological sex.

OH HB214

EDUCATION
ENGROSSED

Regards public school staff member professional duties

To amend sections 3314.03 and 3326.11 and to enact section 3319.614 of the Revised Code to require each public school to adopt a policy regarding certain expectations related to the performance of staff member professional duties and to amend the version of section 3314.03 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect January 1, 2025, to continue the changes on and after that effective date.

The board of education of each school district shall adopt a policy declaring [...] the following: (1) The school district shall not solicit or require an employee, student, or applicant for employment or academic admission to affirmatively ascribe to, or opine about, specific beliefs, affiliations, ideals, or principles concerning political movements, ideology, or social action.

OH HB245

PERFORMANCE
INTRODUCED

Prohibits certain adult cabaret performances

To amend sections 2907.39 and 4301.25 of the Revised Code to prohibit adult cabaret performances in locations other than adult cabarets.

"Adult cabaret performance" means a performance in a location other than an adult cabaret that is harmful to juveniles or obscene and that features topless dancers; go-go dancers; exotic dancers; strippers; performers or entertainers who exhibit a gender identity that is different from the performer's or entertainer's gender assigned at birth using clothing, makeup, prosthetic or imitation genitals or breasts, or other physical markers; or other similar performers or entertainers who provide entertainment that appeals to a prurient interest

OH HB471

OTHER
INTRODUCED

Regards protests against primary election candidates

To amend sections 3513.041 and 3513.05 and to enact section 3513.053 of the Revised Code to allow an elector who is not a member of a political party to protest a person's candidacy for that party's nomination on certain grounds.

To amend sections 3513.041 and 3513.05 and to enact section 3513.053 of the Revised Code to allow an elector who is not a member of a political party to protest a person's candidacy for that party's nomination on certain grounds.

OH HB6

SPORTS
INTRODUCED

Enact the Save Women's Sports Act

To enact sections 3313.5319 and 3345.562 of the Revised Code to enact the Save Women's Sports Act to require schools, state institutions of higher education, and private colleges to designate separate single-sex teams and sports for each sex.

No school, interscholastic conference, or organization that regulates interscholastic athletics shall knowingly permit individuals of the male sex to participate on athletic teams or in athletic competitions designated only for participants of the female sex.

OH HB68

HEALTHCARE
PASSED

Enact Ohio Saving Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act

To enact sections 3109.054, 3129.01, 3129.02, 3129.03, 3129.04, 3129.05, 3129.06, 3313.5319, and 3345.562 of the Revised Code to enact the Saving Ohio Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act regarding gender transition services for minors, and to enact the Save Women's Sports Act to require schools, state institutions of higher education, and private colleges to designate separate single-sex teams and sports for each sex.

OH HB8

EDUCATION
ENGROSSED

Enact the Parents' Bill of Rights

To amend sections 3314.03 and 3326.11 and to enact section 3313.473 of the Revised Code to enact the "Parents' Bill of Rights" to require public schools to adopt a policy on parental notification on student health and well-being and instructional materials with sexuality content.

Notify a student's parent of any change in the student's services or monitoring related to the student's mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being or the school's ability to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for the student. The policy shall specify that notice to parents shall reinforce the fundamental right of parents to make decisions regarding the upbringing and control of their children.

OH HCR17

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Express opposition to the reinterpretation of Title IX

To express the General Assembly's opposition to the United States Department of Education's reinterpretation of Title IX, and to express support for the Attorney General's legal challenge to the Department's reinterpretation.

RESOLVED, That we, the members of the 135th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, express our fervent opposition to the U.S. Department of Education's unlawful reinterpretation of Title IX and redefinition of the word "sex"

OH HCR9

MILITARY
INTRODUCED

Adopt Restoration of America's Readiness (ROAR) Resolution

To urge the United States Congress to restore the Department of Defense's superior warfighting principles of recruiting, assigning, training, promoting, and retaining personnel solely based on merit and ensuring such personnel maintain and display a warrior ethos, and to name this resolution the "Restoration of America's Readiness (ROAR) Resolution."

Over the past several years, the United States Department of Defense and its military services have engaged in various practices eroding these warfighting principles to the point at which United States military dominance has been called into serious question. Such practices include: (1) Overemphasizing and relying on diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including gender, gender identity, race, and sexual preference [...] (4) Requiring mandatory training at the United States Air Force Academy to incorporate "person-centered" and gender neutral language when describing individuals and to request cadets to consider using the term "parent" or "caregiver" rather than "mother" or "father" as not to offend those that may come from a different parenting background

OH SB83

EDUCATION
ENGROSSED

Enact Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act

To amend sections 3335.02, 3337.01, 3339.01, 3341.02, 3343.02, 3344.01, 3345.45, 3350.10, 3352.01, 3356.01, 3359.01, 3361.01, 3362.01, and 3364.01; to enact new section 3333.045 and sections 1715.551, 3345.029, 3345.0216, 3345.0217, 3345.0218, 3345.0219, 3345.382, 3345.451, 3345.452, 3345.453, 3345.454, 3345.455, 3345.456, 3345.591, 3345.80, and 3345.87; and to repeal section 3333.045 of the Revised Code to enact the Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act regarding the operation of state institutions of higher education, and to revise the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act.

Affirm and guarantee that it will not endorse, oppose, comment, or take action, as an institution, on the public policy controversies of the day, or any other ideology, principle, concept, or formulation that requires commitment to any controversial belief or policy, specified concept, or specified ideology [...] "Specified concept" means a concept such as allyship, diversity, social justice, sustainability, systematic racism, gender identity, equity, or inclusion.

OH SCR11

SPORTS
INTRODUCED

Urge excluding sexual orientation, gender identity from Title IX

To urge Congress and the President of the United States, along with the United States Department of Education to exclude sexual orientation and gender identity from Title IX.

The members of the 135th General Assembly of the State of Ohio find that this broad expansion of Title IX is damaging to all women's sports; now therefore be it RESOLVED, That we, the members of the 135th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, urge the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, to remove all references to sexual orientation and gender identity from 34 C.F.R. Part 106; and be it further RESOLVED, That we, the members of the 135th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, urge the United States Congress and President Biden to amend Title IX to specify that "sex" does not include sexual orientation or gender identity;