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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: December 17, 2014 10:01 AM
From: Representative Mark B. Cohen
To: All House members
Subject: Transgender Students Rights
In January, I plan to introduce legislation to amend the Public School Code to eliminate gender-based restrictions and prerequisites for transgender students.

This bill is based off of California's “Success for All Students Act”, which clarifies that students may live as their true gender identity, regardless of the sex listed on student records. Under this legislation, students would be able to follow the dress code, use facilities such as locker rooms and restrooms, and participate in athletic programs based on a students' self-attested gender.

This bill would not allow for harassment in gender segregated spaces, nor would it require the dismantling of such spaces. This bill is to allow all students who identify with a certain gender to use that gender's spaces.

Please join me in sponsoring this legislation.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Hileman of my office at 7-4117 or khileman@pahouse.net.

Thank you.

Introduced as HB303