Trans Legislation Tracker

South Carolina

We are tracking 31 anti-trans bills in South Carolina in 2024. The legislation impacts 8 categories:

EDUCATION

HEALTHCARE

OTHER

PERFORMANCE

BATHROOM

BIRTH CERTIFICATES

MARRIAGE

CIVIL RIGHTS

SC H3197

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Parental Bill of Rights

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Chapter 23 To Title 63 So As To Provide That Parents Have Fundamental Rights Regarding The Upbringing, Education, And Care Of Their Children; To Define Necessary Terms; To Limit The Ability Of The Government To Infringe On Parental Rights; To Identify Certain Fundamental Rights Of Parents; To Require That School Districts Create Parental Involvement Policies; To Prohibit Care Providers From Soliciting Or Providing Health Care Services To Children Without Written Parental Consent; To Provide That The Chapter's Provisions Supersede State Of Emergency Declarations; To Create A Cause Of Action For Violations Of This Chapter; And By Amending Section 63-5-340, Relating To The Age At Which A Minor May Consent To Health Services, So As To Raise The Age To Eighteen.

SC H3304

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Transparency and Integrity in Education Act

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "south Carolina Transparency And Integrity In Education Act"; By Adding Article 5 To Chapter 29, Title 59 So As To Express Related Intentions Of The General Assembly, To Provide Necessary Definitions, To Prohibit Certain Concepts From Being Included In Public School Instruction And Professional Development, To Provide Means For Addressing Violations, And To Provide Procedures For Public Review Of Public School Curriculum And Instructional Materials; And By Amending Section 59-28-180, Relating To Parental Expectations In The Parental Involvement In Their Children's Education Act, So As To Provide Parents Are Expected To Be The Primary Source Of The Education Of Their Children Regarding Morals, Ethics, And Civic Responsibility, And To Provide A Parental Pledge Of Expectations Must Be Provided To Parents As Part Of The Registration And Enrollment Process.

A student, administrator, teacher, staff member, other school or district employee, or volunteer may not be required to engage in any form of mandatory gender or sexual diversity training or counseling unless it is prescribed as part of a corrective action plan.

SC H3466

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Academic Integrity Act

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Article 5 To Chapter 29, Title 59 So As To Define Necessary Terms, To Provide Public School Websites Must Include Certain Information And Means Of Providing Related Feedback Concerning Instructional Materials And Curricula In Use, To Provide Related Reporting Requirements Of The State Department Of Education And School Districts, To Provide For The Withholding Of Funding For Noncompliance With Certain Provisions Of This Act, And To Provide Requirements For Public Schools That Seek Or Receive Federal Grants Related To History Or Social Studies Education.

A student, administrator, teacher, staff member, other school or district employee, or volunteer may not be required to engage in any form of mandatory gender or sexual diversity training or counseling.

SC H3485

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Families' Rights and Responsibilities Act

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "families' Rights And Responsibilities Act" By Adding Chapter 23 To Title 63 So As To Recognize That Parents Have The Ultimate Responsibility To Direct The Upbringing, Education, Health Care, And Mental Health Of Their Children; To Set Forth Certain Rights And Responsibilities; To Require Local School Boards Of Trustees To Take Certain Actions To Promote Parental Involvement; To Require Medical Providers To Obtain Parental Consent Before Providing Health Care Services To A Child Of The Parent, With Exceptions; To Create A Cause Of Action For Violation Of The Chapter; And For Other Purposes; And To Amend Section 59-28-160, Relating To Local School Boards Of Trustees, So As To Make Conforming Changes.

SC H3551

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

South Carolina Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "south Carolina Vulnerable Child Compassion And Protection Act"; And By Adding Chapter 140 To Title 44 So As To Prohibit The Performance Of A Medical Procedure Or The Prescription Or Issuance Of Medication, Upon Or To A Minor, That Is Intended To Alter The Appearance Of The Minor's Gender Or Delay Puberty, With Exceptions; To Authorize Professional Disciplinary Action And The Right To Institute A Civil Action For Violations Of The Chapter; And For Other Purposes.

No person shall knowingly perform, or engage in conduct that aids or abets any of the following practices to be performed, upon a minor if the practice is performed for the purpose of attempting to alter the appearance of or affirm the minor's perception of the minor's gender or sex, if that perception is inconsistent with the minor's sex as defined in this chapter: (1) prescribing, dispensing, administering, or otherwise supplying puberty-blocking medication to stop or delay normal puberty; (2) prescribing, dispensing, administering, or otherwise supplying supraphysiologic doses of testosterone or other androgens to females; (3) prescribing, dispensing, administering, or otherwise supplying supraphysiologic doses of estrogen to males; (4) performing surgeries that sterilize, including castration, vasectomy, hysterectomy, oophorectomy, orchiectomy, and penectomy;

SC H3564

OTHER
INTRODUCED

Eliminate Economic Boycotts Act

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "eliminate Economic Boycotts Act"; And By Adding Section 11-1-130 So As To Require Companies That Contract With The State To Certify That They Do Not Boycott Or Discriminate Against Certain Companies.

INTRODUCED

State Pension Fiduciary Duty Act

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "state Pension Fiduciary Duty Act"; And By Adding Section 9-16-110 So As To Provide That State Retirement Funds Must Be Invested Solely To Achieve A Return For Pension Plan Beneficiaries And Not To Achieve Certain Political And Social Objectives.

INTRODUCED

Live and Let Live Act

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "live And Let Live Act"; By Adding Article 2 To Chapter 32 Of Title 1 So As To Prohibit The State Government From Discriminating Against Certain Individuals And Organizations Based On Their Beliefs Regarding Marriage And A Person's Sex; And For Other Purposes.

Male (man) or female (woman) refer to an individual's immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics by time of birth.

SC H3616

PERFORMANCE
INTRODUCED

Defense of Children's Innocence Act

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "defense Of Children's Innocence Act" By Adding Section 6-1-200 So As To Provide That Any Business Where Drag Shows Are Held Is Deemed To Be A Sexually Oriented Business For All Local Ordinances Relating To A Sexually Oriented Business; By Adding Section 6-1-210 So As To Prohibit A State Agency, Political Subdivision, And Any Entity That Is Supported In Whole Or In Part By Public Funds From Using Any Public Funds To Host Or Provide A Drag Show; And By Amending Section 16-15-385, Relating To Disseminating Harmful Materials To Minors, So As To Include The Offense Of Allowing A Minor To View A Drag Show.

SC H3728

EDUCATION
ENGROSSED

Transparency and Integrity in Education Act

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "south Carolina Transparency And Integrity In Education Act"; By Adding Article 5 To Chapter 29, Title 59 So As To Express Related Intentions Of The General Assembly, To Provide Necessary Definitions, To Prohibit Certain Concepts From Being Included In Public School Instruction And Professional Development, To Provide Means For Addressing Violations, And To Provide Procedures For Public Review Of Public School Curriculum And Instructional Materials; And By Amending Section 59-28-180, Relating To Parental Expectations In The Parental Involvement In Their Children's Education Act, So As To Provide Parents Are Expected To Be The Primary Source Of The Education Of Their Children Regarding Morals, Ethics, And Civic Responsibility, And To Provide A Parental Pledge Of Expectations Must Be Provided To Parents As Part Of The Registration And Enrollment Process.

SC H3730

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Millstone Act of 2023

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "millstone Act Of 2023"; And By Adding Chapter 141 To Title 44 So As To Prohibit Health Care Professionals From Making Referrals For Or Providing Gender-transition Procedures Or Services To Anyone Under Twenty-six Years Of Age; To Prohibit The Use Of Public Funds For Such Procedures; And To Create A Criminal Penalty For Violations, Provide For Professional Discipline, Allow A Private Right Of Action, And Authorize The Attorney General To Enforce The Chapter.

A physician or other health care professional shall not provide gender-transition procedures to any individual under twenty-six years of age.

SC H3827

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

SC Integrity in Education Act

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 59-29-12 So As To Provide Students In State-funded Places Of Learning With An Education Focused On Excellence And Integrity, Equip Them To Think Independently And Critically, Support Educators By Maintaining A Learning And Work Environment Unencumbered By Social Or Political Activism, Treat Students And Employees Of Schools With Dignity As Unique Individuals Without Stereotyping Or Scapegoating, Provide Instruction Free From Ideological Indoctrination Or Coercion, Foster And Defend Intellectual Inquiry And Freedom Of Speech As Well As Freedom From Compelled Speech, Require Clear Distinctions Between The Teaching Of Theory And Fact, Require Full Transparency Of Curricula, Protect The Privacy And Innocence Of Children And Guard Them Against Obscene And Mature Materials, Respect The Rights Of Parents As Their Child's Decision-makers For Health And Well-being, Including Emotional And Sexual Development, Defer To Parents As Their Child's Primary Source Of Moral And Social Values, Allow Parents To Opt Out Of Activities That Violate This Act, Establish A Clear Protocol For Reporting Violations And Allowing Local Entities To Address And Correct Issues, And Require Privacy And Nondisclosure During The Investigation Process.

SC H4290

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

DEI in higher education

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 59-101-60 So As To Provide Necessary Definitions, To Provide Each Public Institution Of Higher Learning Annually Shall Report The Total Number Of Administrative And Nonteaching Positions That Support Or Are Associated With Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Initiatives At The Institution; To Prohibit These Institutions From Granting Preference To Applicants For Admission, Employment, Or Promotion On The Basis Of Race, Sex, Color, Ethnicity, Or National Origin, Subject To An Exception; To Prohibit These Institutions From Making Diversity Training Mandatory; To Prohibit These Institutions From Requiring Or Soliciting Diversity Statements As Part Of Their Admissions Or Employment Application Processes, Among Other Things; And To Clarify That These Provisions Do Not Prohibit Certain Programs Required To Comply With Specific Federal Requirements.

A public institution of higher learning may not make diversity training mandatory. [...] "Diversity, equity, and inclusion training" or "DEI training" means training, seminar, discussion group, workshop, or other instructional program [...] interrelated concepts purporting to: (i) describe or expose structures, systems, or relations of power, privilege, or subordination on the basis of race, sex, color, gender, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation; (ii) describe methods to identify, dismantle, or oppose such structures, systems, or relations; or (iii) justify differential treatment or special benefits conferred on the basis of race, sex, color, gender, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation; or (b) concepts of unconscious or implicit bias, cultural appropriation, allyship, transgenderism, [...] neo-pronouns, inclusive language, heteronormativity, disparate impact, gender identity, gender theory, racial or sexual privilege, or related formulations of these concepts.

SC H4535

BATHROOM
INTRODUCED

Safety in Private Spaces Act

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "safety In Private Spaces Act" By Adding Chapter 79 To Title 39 So As To Provide That A Covered Entity That Maintains A Water Closet Or Changing Facility Must Have Facilities For The Exclusive Use Of Males And Facilities For The Exclusive Use Of Females Or A Unisex Facility, To Provide Exceptions, And To Provide Reporting Requirements.

The General Assembly finds that females and males should be provided restrooms and changing facilities for their exclusive use in order to maintain public safety, decency, and decorum. [...] "Female" means a person belonging, at birth, to the biological sex which has the specific reproductive role of producing eggs. [...] "Male" means a person belonging, at birth, to the biological sex which has the specific reproductive role of producing sperm.

SC H4538

BATHROOM
INTRODUCED

South Carolina Student Physical Privacy Act

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "south Carolina Student Physical Privacy Act" By Adding Article 4 To Chapter 23, Title 59 So As To State Purposes, Provide Definitions, Provide That Every Public School Restroom And Changing Facility That Is Accessible By Multiple Persons Must Be Designated For Use Only By Members Of One Sex, And To Provide Civil Penalties.

Any public school restrooms and changing facilities that are designated for one sex must be used only by members of that sex. A person may not enter a restroom or changing facility that is designated for one sex unless he is a member of that sex.

SC H4619

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Gender Reassignment, Minors

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Enacting The "south Carolina's Children Deserve Help Not Harm Act" By Adding Article 3 To Chapter 47, Title 40 So As To Prohibit Physicians, Other Health Care Providers, And Health Care Facilities From Providing Or Facilitating The Provision Of Gender Transition Procedures On Minors Under The Age Of Eighteen, To Prohibit The Use Of Public Funds For Such Gender Transition Procedures, To Provide For Professional Discipline For Violation Of The Provisions Of This Article, To Create A Private Right Of Action For Violation Of The Provisions Of This Article And To Establish Damages That May Be Awarded, And To Authorize The Attorney General To Enforce The Provisions Of This Article; By Adding Section 38-71-295 So As To Prohibit Health Benefit Plans And Health Carriers From Reimbursing For Gender Transition Procedures On Minors Under The Age Of Eighteen; And For Other Purposes.

Prohibit physicians, other health care providers, and health care facilities from providing or facilitating the provision of gender transition procedures on minors under the age of eighteen, to prohibit the use of public funds for such gender transition procedures, to provide for professional discipline for violation of the provisions of this article, to create a private right of action for violation of the provisions of this article and to establish damages that may be awarded, and to authorize the attorney general to enforce the provisions of this article.

SC H4624

HEALTHCARE
ENGROSSED

Gender Reassignment Procedures

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Chapter 42 To Title 44 So As To Define Gender, Sex, And Other Terms, To Prohibit The Provision Of Gender Transition Procedures To A Person Under Eighteen Years Of Age, To Provide Exceptions, To Prohibit The Use Of Public Funds For Gender Transition Procedures, And To Provide Penalties; And By Adding Section 59-32-36 So As To Prohibit Public School Staff And Officials From Withholding Knowledge Of A Minor's Perception Of Their Gender From The Minor's Parents, Among Other Things.

(A) A physician, mental health provider, or other health care professional shall not knowingly provide gender transition procedures to a person under eighteen years of age.

SC H4663

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Article 27 To Chapter 1, Title 1 So As To Prohibit Every Office, Division, Or Other Unit By Any Name Of Every Office Or Department Of This State, And All Of Its Political Subdivisions, Including All Institutions Of Higher Learning And School Districts, From Promoting Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion, And To Provide Exceptions.

Except as required by federal law, every office, division, or other unit by any name of every office or department of this State, and all of its political subdivisions, including all institutions of higher learning and school districts, is prohibited from: (1) establishing or maintaining an office or division or other unit by any name whose purpose, in whole or in part, is the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (2) hiring or assigning an employee or contracting with a third party to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (3) compelling, requiring, inducing, or soliciting any person to provide a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement or give preferential consideration to any person based on the provision of a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement;

SC H4707

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

School board review of curriculum

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 59-1-430 So As To Establish Statewide Policies Concerning Sex Identification And Personal Pronoun Usages In K-12 Public Schools, To Provide Related Rights Of School Employees, Contractors, And Students Concerning Personal Pronoun Use That Does Not Correspond To The Sex Of A Person, And To Provide Definitions; By Amending Section 59-32-30, Relating To Implementation Of The Comprehensive Health Education Program, So As To Impose Related Requirements For The Classification Of Males And Females In The Comprehensive Health Education Program, Among Other Things; And By Amending Section 59-31-610, Relating To Public Review And Hearings Concerning Instructional Materials Pending Adoption By The State Board Of Education, So As To Impose Related Requirements On School Districts, To Provide Public Comment Must Be Allowed In Public Meetings, To Provide Material Adopted In Violation Of These Provisions Is Void And Prohibited For Use In Public Schools, And To Provide Policies And Procedures Concerning Objections To Proposed Materials.

An employee or contractor of a public K-12 educational institution may not provide to a student his or her preferred personal title or pronouns if such preferred personal title or pronouns do not correspond to his or her sex.

SC S0234

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Parents Bill of Rights

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws, Title 63, By Adding Chapter 23 So As To Enact The Parental Bill Of Rights; By Adding Section 63-23-110 So As To Provide That Parents Have Fundamental Rights Regarding The Upbringing, Education, And Care Of Their Children; By Adding Section 63-23-120 So As To Define Necessary Terms; By Adding Section 63-23-130 So As To Provide That The Government Cannot Infringe On Fundamental Rights Of Parents Without A Compelling State Interest That Is Narrowly Tailored And That Cannot Be Achieved By A Less Intrusive Means; By Adding Section 63-23-140 So As To Provide Fundamental Rights Of Parents; By Adding Section 63-23-150 So As To Require That School Districts Should Create Parental Involvement Policies; By Adding Section 63-23-160 So As To Prohibit Health Care Providers From Soliciting Or Providing Health Care Services To Children Without Written Parental Consent; By Adding Section 63-23-170 To Provide That The Provisions Contained In This Chapter Supersede Any Matter To The Contrary Contained In A State Of Emergency; By Adding Section 63-23-180 To Provide For A Cause Of Action For Violations Of This Chapter; And By Amending Section 63-5-340, Relating To A Minor's Consent To Health Services, So As To Raise The Age At Which A Minor May Consent To Health Services.

SC S0243

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Gender reassignment

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 40-47-205, Relating To General Provisions Concerning Physicians, So As To Prohibit Physicians From Performing Gender Reassignment Surgery On Minors, And To Prohibit Physicians From Prescribing Or Administering Certain Substances For The Purpose Of Attempting To Alter The Appearance Of Or Affirm The Minor's Perception Of His Gender If That Appearance Or Perception Is Inconsistent With The Minor's Biological Sex.

A physician may not prescribe or administer puberty blocking medication to stop or delay normal puberty, supraphysiologic doses of testosterone or other androgens to females, or supraphysiologic doses of estrogen to males for the purpose of attempting to alter the appearance of or affirm the minor's perception of his gender if that appearance or perception is inconsistent with the minor's biological sex.

SC S0274

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Gender Reassignment Surgery

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 40-47-300 So As To Provide Definitions; By Adding Section 40-47-310 So As To Provide That A Person Younger Than Twenty-one Years Of Age May Not Undergo Gender Transition Procedures; By Adding Section 40-47-320 So As To Provide That A Person Younger Than Twenty-one Years Of Age May Receive Appropriate Medical Services Otherwise Related To Gender Transition Procedures Under Limited Circumstances; By Adding Section 40-47-330 So As To Provide Prerequisites For A Person Older Than Twenty-one Years Of Age To Undergo Gender Transition Procedures; By Adding Section 40-47-340 So As To Provide That No Public Funds May Be Used To Pay For Gender Transition Procedures; And By Adding Section 59-32-35 So As To Provide That Gender Identity Disorders May Be Taught As Part Of A Comprehensive Health Education Program, To Provide That Students With Gender Identity Disorders Must Be Encouraged To Seek Mental Health Treatment For The Disorder And Must Not Be Encouraged To Seek Gender Transition Procedures, And To Provide That School Personnel Must Notify Parents When They Learn That A Student Suffers From A Gender Identity Disorder.

A person younger than twenty-one years of age may not undergo gender transition procedures.

SC S0276

BIRTH CERTIFICATES
INTRODUCED

Biological Sex Constitutional Amendment

An Amendment To Article Xvii Of The Constitution Of South Carolina, By Adding Section 16 To Provide That A Person's Biological Sex At Birth Constitutes That Person's Gender For The Purposes Of The State Constitution And Laws.

SC S0332

MARRIAGE
INTRODUCED

Marriage Certificates

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Amending Section 20-1-330, Relating To Issuance Of Marriage License Certificates, So As To Provide For The Signature Of The Bride And Groom On The Certificate.

SC S0364

BIRTH CERTIFICATES
INTRODUCED

Vital Statistics - Changes to Birth Certificates

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Amending Section 44-63-100, Relating To The Process Through Which A Person May Make Changes To His Birth Certificate, So As To Provide That Gender Changes To A Person's Birth Certificate May Only Be To Change From Male To Female Or From Female To Male And To Provide For Affidavits That Must Accompany A Petition To Make A Gender Change To A Person's Birth Certificate.

SC S0424

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

SC Integrity in Education Act

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 59-29-12 So As To Provide Students In State-funded Places Of Learning With An Education Focused On Excellence And Integrity, Equip Them To Think Independently And Critically, Support Educators By Maintaining A Learning And Work Environment Unencumbered By Social Or Political Activism, Treat Students And Employees Of Schools With Dignity As Unique Individuals Without Stereotyping Or Scapegoating, Provide Instruction Free From Ideological Indoctrination Or Coercion, Foster And Defend Intellectual Inquiry And Freedom Of Speech As Well As Freedom From Compelled Speech, Require Clear Distinctions Between The Teaching Of Theory And Fact, Require Full Transparency Of Curricula, Protect The Privacy And Innocence Of Children And Guard Them Against Obscene And Mature Materials, Respect The Rights Of Parents As Their Child's Decision-makers For Health And Well-being Including Emotional And Sexual Development, Defer To Parents As Their Child's Primary Source Of Moral And Social Values, Allow Parents To Opt Out Of Activities That Violate This Act, Establish A Clear Protocol For Reporting Violations And Allowing Local Entities To Address And Correct Issues, And Require Privacy And Nondisclosure During The Investigation Process.

SC S0585

PERFORMANCE
INTRODUCED

Adult Cabaret Performances

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 16-15-450 So As To Prohibit Adult Cabaret Performances On Public Property And In Places Where Such A Performance Can Be Viewed By Minors, And To Define Necessary Terms.

SC S0623

CIVIL RIGHTS
INTRODUCED

Vital Statistics - Changes to Birth Certificates

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Amending Section 44-63-100, Relating To The Process Through Which A Person May Make Changes To His Birth Certificate, So As To Provide That Gender Changes To A Person's Birth Certificate May Only Be To Change From Male To Female Or From Female To Male And To Provide For Affidavits That Must Accompany A Petition To Make A Gender Change To A Person's Birth Certificate.

"Gender" means the biological indication of male and female in the context of reproductive potential or capacity such as sex chromosomes, naturally occurring sex hormones, gonads, and nonambiguous internal and external genitalia present at birth.

SC S0624

CIVIL RIGHTS
INTRODUCED

Biological Sex Constitutional Amendment

An Amendment To Article Xvii Of The Constitution Of South Carolina, By Adding Section 16 To Provide That A Person's Biological Sex At Birth Constitutes That Person's Gender For The Purposes Of The State Constitution And Laws.

The biological indication of male or female in the context of reproductive potential or capacity, such as sex chromosomes, naturally occurring sex hormones, gonads, and nonambiguous internal and external genitalia present at birth shall constitute a person's gender for the purposes of this constitution and the laws of this State.

SC S0627

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Gender Identity

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 40-47-300 So As To Define Gender, Sex, And Other Terms; By Adding Section 40-47-310 So As To Prohibit The Provision Of Gender Transition Procedures To A Person Under Eighteen Years Of Age; By Adding Section 40-47-320 So As To Provide Exceptions; By Adding Section 40-47-330 So As To Prohibit The Use Of Public Funds For Gender Transition Procedures; By Adding Section 40-47-340 So As To Provide Penalties; And By Adding Section 59-32-36 So As To Prohibit School Staff And Officials From Withholding Knowledge Of A Minor's Perception Of Their Gender From The Minor's Parents.

A physician, mental health provider, or other health care professional shall not knowingly provide gender transition procedures to a person under eighteen years of age.

SC S0833

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Higher Education Integrity in Learning and Employment Act

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 59-101-440 So As To Prohibit Certain Concepts In A Course Of Instruction, Curriculum, Assignment, Instructional Program, Instructional Material, Surveys Or Questionnaires, Presentations, Performances, School Policies And Protocols Or Professional Educator Development Or Training In Higher Education; And To Require The Board Of Trustees For Each College And University To Implement Policies To Ensure Compliance; By Adding Section 59-101-450 So As To Establish What Constitutes Discrimination In Certain Settings; By Adding Section 59-101-460 So As To Establish Certain Definitions And To Further Prohibit Admission And Employment Decisions By A Public Institution Of Higher Learning Conditioned Upon Supoort Or Disagreement With Any Political Ideology Or Movement; And By Adding Section 59-101-470 So As To Provide That This Article Does Not Unduly Burden A Person's State And Federal Constitutional Rights.

It shall constitute discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex under this section to subject any student or employee to training or instruction that espouses, promotes, advances, inculcates, or compels such student or employee to believe any of the prohibited concepts in 59-101-440(A).