Bill Text: NH HB1163 | 2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Requiring schools to update documents and software to include the option of identifying a student as non-binary.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-08-19 - Full Committee Work Session: 09/22/2020 10:00 am Members of the public may attend using this link: : https://www.zoom.us/j/97236261808 - Executive Session to Follow [HB1163 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2020-HB1163-Introduced.html

HB 1163 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2295

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1163

 

AN ACT requiring schools to update documents and software to include the option of identifying a student as non-binary.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Woodcock, Carr. 2; Rep. Doherty, Merr. 20; Rep. Mullen, Hills. 7; Rep. Ellison, Merr. 27; Rep. Rung, Hills. 21; Rep. Butler, Carr. 7; Rep. Burroughs, Carr. 1; Rep. Cannon, Straf. 18; Rep. Le, Rock. 31; Rep. Kanzler, Carr. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires schools to update documents and software to include the option of identifying a student as non-binary.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2295

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT requiring schools to update documents and software to include the option of identifying a student as non-binary.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Paragraph; Education; Duties of the State Board of Education.  Amend RSA 186:11 by inserting after paragraph XXXVII the following new paragraph:

XXXVIII.  Gender Identification.  Require, as of the effective date of this paragraph, all school boards to update documents and software to provide the option of declaring non-binary as well as male or female for gender identification.  Where a program uses a letter code rather than a word, "x" shall be added as an option.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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