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OR HB4054


Relating to participation in athletics according to biological sex.

The Act tells certain entities to designate sports by gender. The Act forbids males from playing in female sports. (Flesch Readability Score: 72.35). Requires each athletic association, conference or organization with authority over intercollegiate sports, post-secondary institution of education and school district to designate athletic competitions and extracurricular sports according to biological sex. Prohibits biological males from participating in athletic competitions or extracurricular sports designated for biological females. Provides causes of action for students, post-secondary institutions of education and school districts.

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(2) Each athletic entity shall require that every athletic competition and extracurricular sport be expressly designated by the biological sex of the students who participate in the competition or sport as follows: (a) “Males,” “Men” or “Boys”; (b) “Females,” “Women” or “Girls”; or (c) “Coed.” For purposes of subsection (2) of this section, a student’s biological sex is the biological sex stated on: (a) The student’s birth certificate; or (b) If the student’s birth certificate is unavailable, any government-issued record that states the student’s biological sex.

(4) For purposes of subsection (3) of this section, a statement of the student’s biological sex on the student’s birth certificate or other government-issued record must have been: (a) Recorded at or near the time of the student’s birth; and (b) If modified, modified only to correct a scrivener or clerical error.

(5) If a student’s biological sex is under dispute, the student shall establish the student’s biological sex by presenting a signed statement of a physician that indicates the student’s biological sex based solely on: (a) The student’s internal and external reproductive anatomy; (b) The student’s normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone; and (c) An analysis of the student’s genetic makeup.

(6) Students of the biologically male sex may not participate in any athletic competition or extracurricular sport that is designated as “Females,” “Women” or “Girls” under subsection (2) of this section.

“Athletic entity” means: (A) An athletic association, conference or organization with authority over intercollegiate sports; (B) A post-secondary institution of education, as that term is defined in ORS 702.200; and (C) A school district.

Legislative Session


2024 Legislative Measures


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2024-03-07In committee upon adjournment.
2024-02-05Referred to Behavioral Health and Health Care.
2024-02-05First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.