Bill Text: NH HB136 | 2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


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

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-23 - Retained in Committee [HB136 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2021-HB136-Introduced.html

HB 136 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0470

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 136

 

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. Burroughs, Carr. 1; Rep. Mullen, Hills. 7; Rep. Tanner, Sull. 9; Rep. Ellison, Merr. 27; Rep. Wolf, Merr. 5; Rep. Rung, Hills. 21; Rep. Cannon, Straf. 18

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0470

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

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.  Require all public and chartered public schools to update documents and software that record an individual’s sex or gender to allow that individual to designate sex or gender that is neither exclusively male or exclusively female.

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

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