Senate Bill S1532

2023-2024 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

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

Do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.
Actions

co-Sponsors

2023-S1532 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4576
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
2021-2022: S369, A840

2023-S1532 (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.

2023-S1532 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1532 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1532
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  HOYLMAN-SIGAL,  HINCHEY, JACKSON, KRUEGER, RAMOS,
   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
 BIRTH,  AND ALLOW STUDENTS TO REQUEST THAT A SCHOOL AMEND INFORMATION IN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05392-01-3
              

Comments

Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.

ayshaakter101
8 months ago

If this bill passes it would allow a teenage boy who wakes up and decides he’s a girl for the week to get unchallenged access to the girl’s locker rooms, bathrooms and dorms. The same goes for a girl. Just think of the chaos it would cause if schools were mandated to conform to any gender a child chooses without any medical diagnosis and cannot even speak to the parents! This violates the rights of parents, the safety of children and schools! How can our elected officials think this is acceptable, have we not learned from what has happened in prisons because “trans women” were allowed into biological women’s prisons? Or were the abortions of innocent lives not viable because they were fine with tax payer’s money? How can the physical and biological advantages of men over women be overlooked in sports; to allow self proclaimed or even fully transitioned transgender women into biological women’s sports is DISCRIMINATION against WOMEN! If this bill passes, rest assured our communities will fight and sue those we’ve elected for discrimination and the violation of our parents rights and children’s rights!

Anonymous
8 months ago

I am a parent and I do not approve this. I don’t want to give an explanation but you can not impose this stupid concept on us. Just think if a little girl or boy says that they are attracted to his or her mother or father so would it be okay? Or you will make your child understand and rectify their thoughts? Similarly if a child girl one day gets up and says I am a boy would you let it be or try to clear their concept. This is so ridiculous.

Anonymous
8 months ago

If a child is not allowed to vote until the age of 18, it makes no sense in forcing these trans gender issues on kids until they are old enough to understand it. The option to opt out must be available to parents.

Create an account. An account allows you to sign petitions with a single click, officially support or oppose key legislation, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.