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VA SB68

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Elementary and secondary schools; participation in female sports, civil cause of action.

Elementary and secondary schools; athletics; participation in female sports; civil cause of action. Requires each public elementary or secondary school and each private elementary or secondary school that competes in sponsored athletic events against such public schools to designate all interscholastic athletic teams and intramural athletic teams sponsored by such school based on biological sex as follows: (i) for "males," "men," or "boys"; (ii) for "females," "women," or "girls"; or (iii) as "coed" or "mixed" if such team is open to participation by (a) "males," "men," or "boys" and (b) "females," "women," or "girls." The bill prohibits any student whose biological sex is male and who has not physically transitioned to female prior to puberty from participating on any school athletic team or squad designated for "females," "women," or "girls." Finally, the bill creates a civil cause of action for students and schools that suffer harm as a result of a violation of the provisions of the bill, provided that such action is initiated within two years of the harm occurring.

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
2023-12-28Referred to Committee on Education and Health
2023-12-28Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100908D