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VA HB670

EDUCATIONINTRODUCED

Sage's Law; minor students experiencing gender incongruence, parental notification.

Sage's Law; minor students experiencing gender incongruence; parental notification of certain expressions and requests and parental permission for certain plans required; parental care. Requires each public elementary or secondary school principal or his designee to (i) as soon as practicable, inform at least one parent of a minor student enrolled in such school if such minor (a) expresses to any individual who is employed in such school that such minor is experiencing gender incongruence, as defined in the bill, or (b) requests that any such employee participate in social affirmation of such minor's gender incongruence or the transition of such minor to a sex or gender different from the minor's biological sex while at school and (ii) request and receive permission from at least one parent of a minor student enrolled at such school prior to the implementation at such school of any plan concerning any gender incongruence experienced by such minor, including any counseling of such minor at school. Any such plan shall include provision for parental participation to the extent requested by the parent. The bill also clarifies, in the definition of the term "abused or neglected child," that in no event shall referring to and raising the child in a manner consistent with the child's biological sex, including related mental health or medical decisions, be considered abuse or neglect.

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Minor students experiencing gender incongruence; parental notification of certain expressions and requests and parental permission for certain plans required. A. As used in this section, "gender incongruence" means a difference between an individual's biological sex and such individual's perceived or desired gender.

Each public elementary or secondary school principal or his designee shall, as soon as practicable, inform at least one parent of a minor student enrolled in such school if such minor (i) expresses to any individual who is employed in such school that such minor is experiencing gender incongruence or (ii) requests that any such employee participate in (a) social affirmation of such minor's gender incongruence or (b) the transition of such minor to a sex or gender different from the minor's biological sex while at school.

Each public elementary or secondary school principal or his designee shall request and receive permission from at least one parent of a minor student enrolled at such school prior to the implementation at such school of any plan concerning any gender incongruence experienced by such minor, including any counseling of such minor at school. Any such plan shall include provision for parental participation to the extent requested by the parent.

Legislative Session

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2024 Regular Session

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2024-02-0607:30HearingHouse Committee Room A - 008House Education - K-12 Subcommittee Hearing

History

DateAction
2024-02-13Left in Education
2024-02-06Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 2-N)
2024-01-19Assigned Education sub: K-12 Subcommittee
2024-01-09Referred to Committee on Education
2024-01-09Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101922D