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WI SB438

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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.

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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.

Legislative Session

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2023-2024 Regular Session

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History

DateAction
2023-11-02Public hearing held
2023-09-26Representative Schutt added as a cosponsor
2023-09-20Read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
2023-09-20Introduced