Trans Legislation Tracker

2022 anti-trans bills

Last year, we saw a surge of anti-trans legislation across the United States. This year, state legislatures are continuing this dangerous trend. These bills seek to erase transgender people from public life by denying access to basic healthcare, legal documents, education, bathrooms and changing areas, athletics, and the right to openly exist in public schools.

While much of earlier anti-trans legislation focused on so-called "bathroom bills", more recent bills go much further. They seek to enshrine a dubious definition of "man" and "woman" into state law, bar discussion of sexuality and gender, and characterize trans-affirming care, overwhelmingly supported by the medical community, as child abuse.

You may notice that Texas does not appear on this year's map. In 2021, the state proposed 16 anti-trans bills. HB25, a law barring trans school children from playing sports, passed. While no bills were introduced this year, Gov. Greg Abbott made headlines for issuing an unprecedented directive targeting trans kids and their families. You can learn more on our page: "What about Texas?"

Bills passed this year

AL HB322
Passed

Passed

Provides that subjecting individuals to specified concepts under certain circumstances constitutes discrimination based on race, color, sex, or national origin; revising requirements for required instruction on the history of African Americans; requiring the department to prepare and offer certain standards and curriculum; authorizing the department to seek input from a specified organization for certain purposes; prohibits instructional materials reviewers from recommending instructional materials that contain any matter that contradicts certain principles; requires DOE to review school district professional development systems for compliance with certain provisions of law.

Passed

Requires district school boards to adopt procedures that comport with certain provisions of law for notifying student's parent of specified information; requires such procedures to reinforce fundamental right of parents to make decisions regarding upbringing & control of their children; prohibits school district from adopting procedures or student support forms that prohibit school district personnel from notifying parent about specified information or that encourage student to withhold from parent such information; prohibits school district personnel from discouraging or prohibiting parental notification & involvement in critical decisions affecting student's mental, emotional, or physical well-being; prohibits classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in certain grade levels; requires school districts to notify parents of healthcare services; authorizes parent to bring action against school district to obtain declaratory judgment; provides for additional award of injunctive relief, damages, & reasonable attorney fees & court costs to certain parents.

Passed

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 20 of the O.C.G.A., relating to education, so as to prevent the use of and reliance upon curricula or training programs which act upon, promote, or encourage certain concepts, with exceptions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Passed

Participation in school sports. Requires, for purposes of interscholastic athletic events, school corporations, public schools, nonpublic schools, and certain athletic associations to expressly designate an athletic team or sport as one of the following: (1) A male, men's, or boys' team or sport. (2) A female, women's, or girls' team or sport. (3) A coeducational or mixed team or sport. Prohibits a male, based on the student's biological sex at birth in accordance with the student's genetics and reproductive biology, from participating on an athletic team or sport designated as being a female, women's, or girls' athletic team or sport. Requires school corporations, public schools, certain nonpublic schools, and certain athletic associations to: (1) establish and maintain grievance procedures; or (2) maintain grievance or protest procedures established before July 1, 2022; for a violation of these provisions. Establishes a civil action for a violation of these provisions. Provides that school corporations, public schools, certain nonpublic schools, and certain athletic associations are not subject to liability in a civil, administrative, disciplinary, or criminal action for acting in compliance with these provisions.

Passed

The State/Executive Branch Budget: Detail Part I, Operating Budget; appropriate to General Government: 2021-2022: $925,391,000, 2022-2023: $2,450,394,100, 2023-2024: $1,945,550,500; appropriate to the Economic Development Cabinet: 2021-2022: $631,100, 2022-2023: $42,311,100, 2023-2024: $43,841,800; appropriate to the Department of Education: 2021-2022: $4,038,300, 2022-2023: $6,272,487,700, 2023-2024: $6,338,219,700; appropriate to the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet: 2021-2022: $4,302,200, 2022-2023: $226,803,000, 2023-2024: $228,602,800; appropriate to the Energy and Environment Cabinet: 2021-2022: $7,288,800, 2022-2023: $286,829,000, 2023-2024: $293,691,700; appropriate to the Finance and Administration Cabinet: 2021-2022: $144,212,800, 2022-2023: $973,840,400, 2023-2024: $983,730,600; appropriate to the Health and Family Services Cabinet: 2021-2022: $829,642,400, 2022-2023: $19,075,453,600, 2023-2024: $19,366,023,400; appropriate to the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet: 2021-2022: $29,301,600, 2022-2023: $1,404,716,500, 2023-2024: $1,426,598,900; appropriate to the Labor Cabinet: 2021-2022: $4,206,200, 2022-2023: $566,497,600, 2023-2024: $546,164,200; appropriate to the Personnel Cabinet: 2021-2022: $857,800, 2022-2023: $160,656,600, 2023-2024: $156,161,800; appropriate to Postsecondary Education: 2021-2022: $1,067,800, 2022-2023: $11,925,169,400, 2023-2024: $16,130,308,100; appropriate to the Public Protection Cabinet: 2021-2022: $4,857,700, 2022-2023: $134,773,200, 2023-2024: $136,708,300; appropriate to the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet: 2021-2022: $25,708,200, 2022-2023: $306,414,300, 2023-2024: $322,190,100; not included in the appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows: 2021-2022: $4,739,000, 2022-2023: $12,585,526,731, 2023-2024: $905,877,600; detail Part II, Capital Projects Budget; detail Part III, General Provisions; detail Part IV, State Salary/Compensation, Benefit, and Employment Policy; detail Part V, Funds Transfer; detail Part VI, General Fund Budget Reduction Plan; detail Part VII, General Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; detail Part VIII, Road Fund Budget Reduction Plan; detail Part IX, Road Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; detail Part X, Phase I Tobacco Settlement; and detail Part XI, Executive Branch Budget Summary; APPROPRIATION.

Passed

Amend KRS 156.070 to require the Board of Education or agency designated by the Board of Education to manage interscholastic athletics to promulgate administrative regulations or bylaws requiring schools that participate in interscholastic athletics to designate all athletic teams, activities, and sports based upon the biological sex of the students eligible to participate; prohibit male students from participating in athletic teams, activities, and sports designated as "girls"; prohibit designated agencies from entertaining complaints or investigations of policies; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to create a cause of action against a school that violates these provisions; require that an action be brought within two years; provide that the Act may be cited as the Save Women’s Sports Act.

Passed

Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, To Enact The "save Women's Sports Act" By Adding Section 59-1-500 So As To Express Legislative Intent And Make Certain Findings, To Provide Assumptions Concerning The Correctness Of Biological Gender Statements On Official Birth Certificates Of Students, To Require Gender-based Or Coeducational Designation Of Certain Public School Sports Teams, To Provide Such Sports Teams Designated For Males Shall Not Be Open To Students Of The Female Sex Unless No Team Designated For Females In That Sport Is Offered At The School In Which The Student Is Enrolled, To Provide Such Sports Teams Designated For Females Shall Not Be Open To Students Of The Male Sex, To Provide Private Schools Or Private Institutions Sponsoring A Sports Team In Which Its Students Or Teams Compete Against A Public School Or Institution Also Shall Comply With These Provisions For The Applicable Team Or Sport, And To Provide Remedies For Violations Of The Provisions Of This Act; And By Adding Section 59-63-72 So As To Provide Public School Districts Supported By State Funds Shall Not Use Any Funds Or Permit Any School Within The District To Use Any Funds To Join, Affiliate With, Pay Dues Or Fees To, Or In Any Way Financially Support Any Interscholastic Athletic Association, Body, Or Entity Unless The Constitution, Rules Or Policies Of The Association, Body, Or Entity Recognizes, Sanctions, And Regulates Interscholastic Competition Of Wrestling Teams Composed Exclusively Of Female Students. - Ratified Title

Passed

As enacted, requires the commissioner of education to withhold a portion of the state education finance funds that an LEA is otherwise eligible to receive if the LEA fails or refuses to determine a student's gender, for purposes of participation in school sports, by the student's sex at the time of birth; exempts an LEA that fails or refuses to determine a student's gender, for purposes of participation in school sports, by the student's sex at the time of birth if the LEA's failure or refusal to do so is required by a court or other legally binding order. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.

Passed

As enacted, prohibits males from participating in public higher education sports that are designated for females. - Amends TCA Title 49.

Passed

As enacted, requires the commissioner of education to withhold a portion of the state education finance funds that an LEA is otherwise eligible to receive if the LEA fails or refuses to determine a student's gender, for purposes of participation in school sports, by the student's sex at the time of birth; exempts an LEA that fails or refuses to determine a student's gender, for purposes of participation in school sports, by the student's sex at the time of birth if the LEA's failure or refusal to do so is required by a court or other legally binding order. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.

Passed

As enacted, prohibits males from participating in public higher education sports that are designated for females. - Amends TCA Title 49.