Bill Text: IA HF325 | 2023-2024 | 90th General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to gender identity and sex under the Iowa civil rights Act.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2023-02-15 - Introduced, referred to Judiciary. H.J. 354. [HF325 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2023-HF325-Introduced.html
House File 325 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 325 BY SHIPLEY A BILL FOR An Act relating to gender identity and sex under the Iowa civil 1 rights Act. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1427YH (4) 90 cm/ns
H.F. 325 Section 1. Section 216.2, subsection 10, Code 2023, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 10. “Gender identity” means a gender-related identity of a 3 person , regardless of the person’s assigned sex at birth who 4 has attained the age of majority . 5 Sec. 2. Section 216.2, Code 2023, is amended by adding the 6 following new subsection: 7 NEW SUBSECTION . 13A. “Sex” means the biological sex 8 designation of female or male on a person’s birth certificate, 9 characterized by reproductive anatomy and chromosomes. 10 Sec. 3. NEW SECTION . 216.23 Gender exceptions. 11 Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, 12 with respect to gender accommodations provided to a person 13 whose gender identity is not the same as the person’s sex, 14 an accommodation for the person shall not be made if the 15 accommodation places an undue burden on another person whose 16 gender identity is the same as the person’s sex. 17 EXPLANATION 18 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 19 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 20 This bill relates to gender identity and sex under the 21 Iowa civil rights Act. The bill amends the definition of 22 “gender identity” to only include persons who have reached the 23 age of majority. The bill defines “sex” as the biological 24 sex designation on a person’s birth certificate. The sex 25 designation is determined by reproductive anatomy and 26 chromosomes of a person. 27 The bill provides in instances where there is a conflict 28 of accommodation between a person who identifies with the sex 29 designation given at birth and a person who does not, the 30 person who identifies with the sex designation given at birth 31 shall not be unduly burdened by the accommodation made for the 32 person who does not identify with the sex designation given to 33 the person at birth. 34 -1- LSB 1427YH (4) 90 cm/ns 1/ 1