IN HB1608 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 7-0)
Status: Passed on May 4 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-04 - Public Law 248
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Education matters. Provides that a school, an employee or staff member of a school, or a third party vendor used by a school to provide instruction may not provide any instruction to a student in prekindergarten through grade 3 on human sexuality. Provides that a school employee or a school staff member is not prohibited from responding to a question from a student regarding certain topics. Requires a school to notify in writing at least one parent of a student, if the student is an unemancipated minor, of a request made by the student to change the student's name or pronoun, title, or word to identify the student.

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Education matters.


Roll Calls

2023-04-24 - House - House - House concurred in Senate amendments (Y: 63 N: 28 NV: 2 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2023-04-10 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 37 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-04-06 - Senate - Senate - Amendment #11 (Yoder) failed (Y: 14 N: 34 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [FAIL]
2023-04-06 - Senate - Senate - Amendment #5 (Ford J.D.) failed (Y: 9 N: 39 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [FAIL]
2023-02-23 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 65 N: 29 NV: 1 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2023-05-04HousePublic Law 248
2023-05-04HouseSigned by the Governor
2023-05-01HouseSigned by the Speaker
2023-04-28SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2023-04-28SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2023-04-24HouseHouse concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 489: yeas 63, nays 29
2023-04-24HouseMotion to concur filed
2023-04-11SenateReturned to the House with amendments
2023-04-10SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 345: yeas 37, nays 12
2023-04-06SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2023-04-06SenateAmendment #4 (Yoder) failed; voice vote
2023-04-06SenateAmendment #5 (Ford J.D.) failed; Roll Call 336: yeas 9, nays 39
2023-04-06SenateAmendment #11 (Yoder) failed; Roll Call 335: yeas 14, nays 34
2023-04-06SenateAmendment #12 (Donato) prevailed; voice vote
2023-03-27SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-03-06SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
2023-02-24HouseReferred to the Senate
2023-02-23HouseSenate sponsors: Senators Donato, Raatz, Byrne
2023-02-23HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 220: yeas 65, nays 29
2023-02-22HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2023-02-20HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-01-19HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Education
2023-01-19HouseAuthored by Representative Davis
2023-01-19HouseCoauthored by Representatives Teshka, Jeter, Heaton


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