Bill Text: TX HB50 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the regulation of discrimination by school districts.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 6-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-07-20 - Referred to State Affairs [HB50 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB50-Introduced.html
 
 
  By: Simmons H.B. No. 50
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the regulation of discrimination by school districts.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 11, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 11.179 to read as follows:
         Sec. 11.179.  CERTAIN DISCRIMINATION POLICIES PROHIBITED.
  (a) Except in accordance with federal law as enacted by Congress
  and interpreted in controlling federal case law and state law as
  enacted by the legislature and interpreted in controlling case law
  of this state, the board of trustees of a school district may not
  adopt or enforce a policy or other measure to protect a class of
  persons from discrimination to the extent that the policy or other
  measure regulates access to multiple-occupancy restrooms, showers,
  or changing facilities.
         (b)  Subsection (a) may be enforced only through an action
  instituted by the attorney general for mandamus or injunctive
  relief. The attorney general may recover costs and attorney's fees
  related to enforcing Subsection (a).
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect 91 days after the last day of the legislative
  session.
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