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VA SB37

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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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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Calendar

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2024-02-0808:30HearingSenate Room A, 3rd floor, General Assembly BuildingSenate Committee on Education and Health Hearing
2024-02-0100:00HearingN/ASenate Education and Health - Subcommittee Public Education Hearing
2024-01-1800:00HearingN/ASenate Education and Health - Subcommittee Public Education Hearing

History

DateAction
2024-02-08Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N)
2024-01-16Assigned Education and Health Sub: Public Education
2023-12-16Referred to Committee on Education and Health
2023-12-16Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101444D