2016 Senate Bill 993

Ban public school boys in girl’s restroom and vice versa

Introduced in the Senate

May 25, 2016

Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R-38)

To prohibit public schools from allowing boys to use the girl’s rest room, or girls to use the boy’s rest room, plus locker rooms, showers, etc., when students of the opposite sex are present. However, if a student asserts having a gender different from their biological sex, and a parent or legal guardian consents in writing, the school would have to provide an accommodation that does not violate the prohibition described above. This could include a single-occupancy or unisex restroom, or the “controlled use” of faculty facilities.

Referred to the Committee on Government Operations