Trans Legislation Tracker

Wisconsin

We are tracking 17 anti-trans bills in Wisconsin in 2024. The legislation impacts 4 categories:

EDUCATION

SPORTS

INCARCERATION

HEALTHCARE

WI AB1065

EDUCATION
ENGROSSED

Prohibiting University of Wisconsin System institutions and technical colleges from using loyalty pledges and requiring them to make certain information publicly available.

An Act to create 36.13, 38.235 and 801.50 (5d) of the statutes; Relating to: prohibiting University of Wisconsin System institutions and technical colleges from using loyalty pledges and requiring them to make certain information publicly available.

Neither an institution nor an institutional review board associated with an institution may do any of the following: Condition admission of or financial aid to an applicant [or] condition the recognition or funding of any student organization [or] condition the hiring, reappointment, annual review, performance review, or promotion of a faculty member or prospective faculty member, or the research approval for a researcher on the organization or a student pledging allegiance to or making a statement of personal support for or opposition to any political ideology or movement, including a pledge or statement regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, or related topics [or] request or require a pledge or statement described [...] from an applicant for admission, a student or student organization, or a faculty member or prospective faculty member.

WI AB377

SPORTS
ENGROSSED

Designating athletic sports and teams operated or sponsored by public schools or private schools participating in a parental choice program based on the sex of the participants.

An Act to amend 118.13 (1); and to create 118.132 of the statutes; Relating to: designating athletic sports and teams operated or sponsored by public schools or private schools participating in a parental choice program based on the sex of the participants.

The three designations are 1) males, 2) females, and 3) males and females. The bill defines “sex” as the sex determined at birth by a physician and reflected on the birth certificate. The bill also requires an educational institution to prohibit a male pupil from participating on an athletic team or in an athletic sport designated for females. Finally, the bill requires the educational institution to notify pupils and parents if an educational institution intends to change a designation for an athletic team or sport.

WI AB378

SPORTS
ENGROSSED

Designating University of Wisconsin and technical college sports and athletic teams based on the sex of the participants.

An Act to amend 36.12 (1) and 38.23 (1); and to create 36.25 (58) and 38.12 (15) of the statutes; Relating to: designating University of Wisconsin and technical college sports and athletic teams based on the sex of the participants.

WI AB447

INCARCERATION
INTRODUCED

Definition of “sex” for the purpose of placing prisoners and conducting strip searches.

An Act to renumber 302.375 (3) (a); to renumber and amend 302.375 (3) (b); and to create 51.22 (6), 302.375 (3) (ag), 302.375 (3) (bm), 938.505 (3), 968.255 (1) (au) and 973.09 (4) (d) of the statutes; Relating to: definition of “sex” for the purpose of placing prisoners and conducting strip searches.

This bill defines “sex” for the above provisions. Under the bill, “sex” means an individual's sex at birth, as being male or female, according to distinct reproductive roles as manifested by sex and reproductive organ anatomy, chromosomal makeup, and endogenous hormone profiles. Under the bill, a person conducting a strip search on such a person must be of the same sex unless the strip search is conducted due to exigent circumstances. The bill also applies the definition of “sex” created in this bill to this requirement.

WI AB465

HEALTHCARE
VETOED

Prohibiting gender transition medical intervention for individuals under 18 years of age.

An Act to amend 441.07 (2), 448.02 (6), 448.02 (9) (intro.) and 448.978 (2) (intro.); and to create 146.36, 441.07 (1j), 448.02 (3m) and 448.978 (1m) of the statutes; Relating to: prohibiting gender transition medical intervention for individuals under 18 years of age.

This bill prohibits health care providers from engaging in, causing the engagement in, or making referrals for, certain medical intervention practices upon an individual under 18 years of age if done for the purpose of changing the minor's body to correspond to a sex that is discordant with the minor's biological sex.

WI AB502

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

A civil cause of action for a minor injured by a gender transition procedure.

An Act to create 895.039 of the statutes; Relating to: a civil cause of action for a minor injured by a gender transition procedure.

This bill establishes a civil cause of action against a health care provider who performs a gender transition procedure, as defined in the bill, on an individual who is under 18 years of age and who is injured, including any physical, psychological, emotional, or physiological injury, by the gender transition procedure or related treatment or the aftereffects of the gender transition procedure or related treatment. Under the bill, such an action must be commenced before the individual attains the age of 33 years.

WI AB510

EDUCATION
PASSED - PENDING GOVERNOR SIGNATURE

Rights reserved to a parent or guardian of a child.

An Act to create 48.9865 of the statutes; Relating to: rights reserved to a parent or guardian of a child.

The right to timely notice by the child's school, through a process consistent with school policy, of when a controversial subject will be taught or discussed in the child's classroom. The bill defines “controversial subject” as a subject of substantial public debate, disagreement, or disapproval and specifies that the term includes instruction about gender identity, sexual orientation, [...] or content that is not age-appropriate. [...] The right to opt out of a class or instructional materials at the child's school for reasons based on either religion or personal conviction.

WI AB609

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Prohibiting discrimination or retaliation against health care providers by health care entities and credentialing boards for ordering or discussing innovative or novel therapies.

An Act to create 146.50 and 440.208 of the statutes; Relating to: prohibiting discrimination or retaliation against health care providers by health care entities and credentialing boards for ordering or discussing innovative or novel therapies.

This bill prevents health care entities and credentialing boards from discriminating or retaliating against health care providers for ordering innovative therapies or novel therapies [...] The protections provided under the bill do not apply to a health care provider who orders any drug, device, or biological product that is intended to delay or suppress pubertal development in a minor for the purpose of assisting the minor with a gender transition.

WI SB377

SPORTS
INTRODUCED

Designating University of Wisconsin and technical college sports and athletic teams based on the sex of the participants.

An Act to amend 36.12 (1) and 38.23 (1); and to create 36.25 (58) and 38.12 (15) of the statutes; Relating to: designating University of Wisconsin and technical college sports and athletic teams based on the sex of the participants.

Prohibit students of the male sex from participating on an athletic team or in a sport that is designated for females or women

WI SB378

SPORTS
INTRODUCED

Designating athletic sports and teams operated or sponsored by public schools or private schools participating in a parental choice program based on the sex of the participants.

An Act to amend 118.13 (1); and to create 118.132 of the statutes; Relating to: designating athletic sports and teams operated or sponsored by public schools or private schools participating in a parental choice program based on the sex of the participants.

Prohibit pupils of the male sex from participating on an athletic team or in an athletic sport that is designated for females

WI SB4

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Rules defining unprofessional conduct by marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers and suspension of a portion of a rule of the Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining Board.

An Act to amend 457.03 (2) of the statutes; Relating to: rules defining unprofessional conduct by marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers and suspension of a portion of a rule of the Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining Board.

WI SB438

INCARCERATION
INTRODUCED

Definition of “sex” for the purpose of placing prisoners and conducting strip searches.

An Act to renumber 302.375 (3) (a); to renumber and amend 302.375 (3) (b); and to create 51.22 (6), 302.375 (3) (ag), 302.375 (3) (bm), 938.505 (3), 968.255 (1) (au) and 973.09 (4) (d) of the statutes; Relating to: definition of “sex” for the purpose of placing prisoners and conducting strip searches.

This bill defines “sex” for the above provisions. Under the bill, “sex” means an individual's sex at birth, as being male or female, according to distinct reproductive roles as manifested by sex and reproductive organ anatomy, chromosomal makeup, and endogenous hormone profiles. [...] A person conducting a strip search on such a person must be of the same sex unless the strip search is conducted due to exigent circumstances. The bill also applies the definition of “sex” created in this bill to this requirement.

WI SB479

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

A civil cause of action for a minor injured by a gender transition procedure.

An Act to create 895.039 of the statutes; Relating to: a civil cause of action for a minor injured by a gender transition procedure.

This bill establishes a civil cause of action against a health care provider who performs a gender transition procedure, as defined in the bill, on an individual who is under 18 years of age and who is injured, including any physical, psychological, emotional, or physiological injury, by the gender transition procedure or related treatment or the aftereffects of the gender transition procedure or related treatment. Under the bill, such an action must be commenced before the individual attains the age of 33 years.

WI SB480

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Prohibiting gender transition medical intervention for individuals under 18 years of age.

An Act to amend 441.07 (2), 448.02 (6), 448.02 (9) (intro.) and 448.978 (2) (intro.); and to create 146.36, 441.07 (1j), 448.02 (3m) and 448.978 (1m) of the statutes; Relating to: prohibiting gender transition medical intervention for individuals under 18 years of age.

This bill prohibits health care providers from engaging in, causing the engagement in, or making referrals for, certain medical intervention practices upon an individual under 18 years of age if done for the purpose of changing the minor's body to correspond to a sex that is discordant with the minor's biological sex.

WI SB489

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Rights reserved to a parent or guardian of a child.

An Act to create 48.9865 of the statutes; Relating to: rights reserved to a parent or guardian of a child.

The bill reserves all of the following rights to the parent of a child without interference from the state or other government entity: [...] 9. The right to timely notice by the child's school, through a process consistent with school policy, of when a controversial subject will be taught or discussed in the child's classroom. The bill defines “controversial subject” as a subject of substantial public debate, disagreement, or disapproval and specifies that the term includes instruction about gender identity, sexual orientation, racial identity, structural, systemic, or institutional racism, or content that is not age-appropriate.

WI SB922

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Prohibiting discrimination or retaliation against health care providers by health care entities and credentialing boards for ordering or discussing innovative or novel therapies.

An Act to create 146.50 and 440.208 of the statutes; Relating to: prohibiting discrimination or retaliation against health care providers by health care entities and credentialing boards for ordering or discussing innovative or novel therapies.

WI SB988

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Prohibiting University of Wisconsin System institutions and technical colleges from using loyalty pledges and requiring them to make certain information publicly available.

An Act to create 36.13, 38.235 and 801.50 (5d) of the statutes; Relating to: prohibiting University of Wisconsin System institutions and technical colleges from using loyalty pledges and requiring them to make certain information publicly available.