senate Bill S369

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the board of education and the trustees or sole trustee of every school district to establish policies and procedures regarding the treatment of transgender or gender non-conforming students

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

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S369 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A840
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S4843, A10659
2019-2020: S1857, A1592

S369 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the board of education and the trustees or sole trustee of every school district to establish policies and procedures regarding the treatment of transgender or gender non-conforming students.

S369 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S369 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    369
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, BIAGGI, KRUEGER, STAVISKY -- read twice and
   ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
   Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the board of
   education and the trustees or sole trustee of every school district to
   establish policies and procedures regarding the treatment of transgen-
   der or gender non-conforming students
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 13 of the education law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 6 to read as follows:
   6. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES THAT ENSURE THAT SCHOOLS  DO  NOT  TREAT  A
 TRANSGENDER  OR  GENDER  NON-CONFORMING STUDENT DIFFERENTLY FROM THE WAY
 THEY TREAT  OTHER  STUDENTS  OF  THE  SAME  GENDER  IDENTITY  OR  GENDER
 EXPRESSION THAT INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO POLICIES WHICH:
   A. ENSURE THAT SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TREAT STUDENTS CONSISTENT-
 LY  WITH  THEIR  GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, INCLUDING USING PRONOUNS
 AND NAMES CONSISTENT WITH THE STUDENT'S GENDER IDENTITY  OR  EXPRESSION,
 EVEN  IF  THEIR EDUCATION RECORDS OR IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS INDICATE A
 DIFFERENT SEX. SCHOOLS SHALL NOT REQUIRE THAT STUDENTS OBTAIN A  MEDICAL
 DIAGNOSIS,  TREATMENT,  OR  IDENTIFICATION  DOCUMENTS THAT REFLECT THEIR
 GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION AS A PREREQUISITE TO TREATING THE STUDENTS
 CONSISTENT WITH THEIR GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION;
   B. ALLOW STUDENTS TO  PARTICIPATE  IN  SEX-SEGREGATED  ACTIVITIES  AND
 ACCESS  SEX-SEGREGATED  FACILITIES,  INCLUDING  BUT NOT LIMITED TO REST-
 ROOMS, LOCKER ROOMS, ATHLETICS TEAMS, STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS,  SINGLE-SEX
 CLASSES,  AND  STUDENT  HOUSING OR OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS, IN A MANNER
 CONSISTENT WITH THE STUDENT'S GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION; AND
   C. PROTECT STUDENTS' PRIVACY RELATED TO THEIR  TRANSGENDER  OR  GENDER
 NON-CONFORMING  STATUS,  INCLUDING  THEIR  BIRTH NAME OR SEX ASSIGNED AT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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