Bill Text: NH HB1251 | 2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to participation in school sports programs for female student-athletes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 11-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-08 - ==RECESSED== Public Hearing: 01/14/2020 10:00 am Legislative Office Building 207 [HB1251 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2020-HB1251-Introduced.html

HB 1251 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2541

06/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1251

 

AN ACT relative to participation in school sports programs for female student-athletes.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Rep. Gould, Hills. 7; Rep. Camarota, Hills. 7; Rep. Notter, Hills. 21; Rep. Hoelzel, Rock. 3; Rep. Prudhomme-O'Brien, Rock. 6; Rep. McNally, Straf. 10; Rep. Aron, Sull. 7; Rep. Rice, Hills. 37; Rep. A. Lekas, Hills. 37; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Ward, Dist 8

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits public schools from permitting a male student to participate in a student sport designated for females.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2541

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to participation in school sports programs for female student-athletes.

 

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

 

1  Discrimination Protection in Public Schools.  Amend RSA 193:38 to read as follows:

193:38  Discrimination in Public Schools.

I.  No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in public schools because of their age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, marital status, familial status, disability, religion, or national origin, all as defined in RSA 354-A.  Any person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory practice prohibited under this section, including the attorney general, may initiate a civil action against a school or school district in superior court for legal or equitable relief, or with the New Hampshire commission for human rights, as provided in RSA 354-A:27-28.

II.  Interscholastic or intramural athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a primary or secondary school or institution of higher education and designated for "females," "women," or "girls" shall only be open to students of the female sex.  If disputed, a student may prove that she is of the female sex by presenting a signed physician's statement which shall indicate the student's sex is based solely upon:

(a)  The student's internal and external reproductive anatomy;

(b)  The student's naturally occurring level of testosterone; and

(c)  An analysis of the student's chromosomes.

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

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