Bill Text: TX SB91 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the regulation of certain facilities and activities of political subdivisions, including public school districts, and open-enrollment charter schools.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-07-21 - Left pending in committee [SB91 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB91-Introduced.html
 
 
  By: Kolkhorst S.B. No. 91
 
 
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the regulation of certain facilities and activities of
  political subdivisions, including public school districts, and
  open-enrollment charter schools.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Chapter 250, Local Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 250.  MISCELLANEOUS REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF
  MUNICIPALITIES, [AND] COUNTIES, AND OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
         SECTION 2.  Chapter 250, Local Government Code, is amended
  by adding Section 250.009 to read as follows:
         Sec. 250.009.  REGULATION OF CERTAIN FACILITIES AND
  ACTIVITIES.  (a)  Each multiple-occupancy restroom, shower, and
  changing facility of a political subdivision, including a public
  school district, or an open-enrollment charter school must be
  designated for and used only by persons of the same sex as stated on
  a person's birth certificate.
         (b)  Except in accordance with federal law and state law, a
  political subdivision, including a public school district, or an
  open-enrollment charter school may not adopt or enforce an order,
  ordinance, policy, or other measure to protect a class of persons
  from discrimination to the extent that the order, ordinance,
  policy, or other measure regulates:
               (1)  access to multiple-occupancy restrooms, showers,
  or changing facilities; or
               (2)  participation in athletic activities.
         (c)  This section 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 this section.
         SECTION 3.  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 on the 91st day after the last day of the
  legislative session.
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