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Special Session Legislative Bill Tracker
Special Session Legislative Bill Tracker

Governor’s Call Anti-Transgender Bills

Bans on youth participation in sports that aligns with their gender identity.

These bills would require K-12 youth to participate in sports according to the gender on their birth certificate, essentially banning transgender youth from participating in line with their gender identity and barring them from the friendship, education, teamwork, and health benefits of playing a sport.

Categorical, across-the-board bans to exclude already-vulnerable children from important childhood activities are unscientific and cruel, and are a direct repackaging of the 2017 bathroom bills that failed in their attempts to demonize transgender people. These bans put vulnerable kids at risk of further harassment, exclusion, and bullying, and block them from the important health, social, and emotional benefits that youth sports is meant to offer to all children.

SB 2 (Perry)On Senate Regular Order of Business Calendar, Wednesday, July 14, 2021  (Passed by the Health and Human Services Committee and reported favorably, Monday, July 12, 2021)

Relating to requiring public school and public institution of higher education students to compete in interscholastic athletic competitions based on biological sex.

SB 32 (Perry)On Senate Regular Order of Business Calendar, Wednesday, July 14, 2021  (Passed by the Health and Human Services Committee and reported favorably, Monday, July 12, 2021)

Relating to requiring public school students to compete in interscholastic athletic competitions based on biological sex.

HB 90 (Slaton)

Relating to requiring public school and public institution of higher education students to participate in interscholastic athletic activities based on biological sex.

HB 179 (Swanson)

Relating to the separation based on biological sex of athletics teams sponsored by a public school or institution of higher education.

HB 185 (Swanson)

Relating to requiring public school and public institution of higher education students to compete in interscholastic athletic competitions based on biological sex.

HB 187 (Swanson)

Relating to requiring public school students to compete in interscholastic athletic competitions based on biological sex.

HB 212 (Hefner)

Relating to requiring public school students to compete in interscholastic athletic competitions based on biological sex.

HB 274 (Swanson)

Relating to requiring public school and public institution of higher education students to compete in interscholastic athletic competitions based on biological sex.

ANTI-LGBTQ+ Bills Filed, Not on the Call

There is no restriction to bills being filed even if they are not part of the Governor’s call. Some might pass committees or even one chamber, but they are not likely to move further as the focus must remain on the subjects mandated on the agenda.

 

Bans on best-practice affirming healthcare for transgender youth.

These bills criminalize the age-appropriate, evidence-based, private, life-saving care that is thoughtfully crafted in consultation with teams of medical healthcare experts, parents/guardians, and transgender youth. The language in these bills does not reflect current transition healthcare practices, further illustrating that legislators should not be inserting themselves into the doctor’s office. 

SB 17 (Hall)

Relating to protection of individuals from participation in a health care service for reasons of conscience; providing a civil remedy; authorizing disciplinary action.

SB 18 (Hall)

Relating to the provision of and professional liability insurance coverage for gender transitioning or gender reassignment medical procedures and treatments for certain children.

SB 66 (Hall)

Relating to the provision of certain gender-affirming therapy and counseling to children.

SB 70 (Perry)

Relating to the definition of abuse of a child.

HB 89 (Slaton)

Relating to the definition of abuse of a child.

HB 166 (Krause)

Relating to the provision of and professional liability insurance coverage for gender transitioning or gender reassignment medical procedures and treatments for certain children.

HB 181 (Toth)

Relating to the definition of abuse of a child.

HB 210 (Oliverson)

Relating to protection of persons from participation in a health care service for reasons of conscience; providing a civil remedy; authorizing disciplinary action.

 

Gender Markers

HB 217 (Ellzey)

Relating to the required inclusion of a person’s sex on a birth certificate and prohibited change of sex on the birth certificate of certain minors.

 

PRO LGBTQ+ BILLS

HB 28 (Gervin-Hawkins)

Relating to recognizing persons who separated from military service solely on the basis of sexual orientation as honorably discharged veterans under state law.

HB 37 (Gervin-Hawkins)

Relating to requiring cultural inclusion curriculum as part of the enrichment curriculum for public schools.