House Bill 23

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/29/22: recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Title AN ACT relating to athletics.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 154
Sponsors R. Dotson, M. Prunty, B. Wesley, S. Baker, L. Bechler, D. Bentley, J. Blanton, A. Bowling, K. Bratcher, R. Bridges, J. Calloway, J. Decker, M. Dossett, J. DuPlessis, J. Fischer, D. Fister, P. Flannery, D. Frazier Gordon, C. Freeland, C. Fugate, J. Gooch Jr., D. Hale, M. Hart, R. Heath, R. Huff, T. Huff, M. Imes, DJ Johnson, N. Kirk-McCormick, W. Lawrence, S. Lewis, M. Lockett, S. Maddox, C. Massey, B. McCool, S. McPherson, J. Miller, J. Petrie, M. Pollock, P. Pratt, F. Rabourn, B. Reed, B. Rowland, S. Sharp, S. Sheldon, T. Smith, N. Tate, W. Thomas, J. Tipton, T. Truett, R. Webber, R. White
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 156.070 to require KHSAA to promulgate administrative regulations or bylaws requiring schools to designate all interscholastic athletics based upon the biological sex of the students eligible to participate; prohibit male students from participating in girls' athletics; establish how to designate biological sex; prohibit designated agencies from entertaining complaints or investigations of policies; create a cause of action against a school that violates these provisions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require a public postsecondary education institution or private postsecondary education institution that is a member of a national intercollegiate athletic association to designate all intercollegiate and intramural athletics authorized by the institution based on biological sex of students eligible to participate; require that institutions prohibit male students from participating in womens' athletics; prohibit designated agencies from entertaining complaints or investigations of policies; create a cause of action against a postsecondary institution that violates these provisions; title the Act "Fairness in Womens' Sports Act."
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - Interscholastic athletics, designation for eligibility based on biological sex, requirements
Education, Higher - Postsecondary athletics, designation for eligibility based on biological sex
Universities and Colleges - Postsecondary athletics, designation for eligibility based on biological sex, requirements
Women - Women and girls school sports, participation by biological males, prohibition
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Board of Education, interscholastic athletics, eligibility based on biological sex, regulations
Athletics - Interscholastic athletics, designation for eligibility based on biological sex, requirements
Athletics - Postsecondary athletics, designation for eligibility based on biological sex, requirements
Children and Minors - Interscholastic athletics, designation for eligibility based on biological sex, requirements
Civil Actions - School athletics, male student permitted to compete as female, civil liability of school
Claims - School athletics, male student permitted to compete as female, civil liability of school
Boards and Commissions - Board of Education, interscholastic athletics, regulations related to biological sex
Short Titles and Popular Names - Fairness in Womens' Sports Act
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2

Actions

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06/11/21
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
01/04/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/11/22
  • to Education (H)
02/15/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
  • floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
02/16/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/09/22
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 10, 2022
03/10/22
  • taken from the Orders of the Day
  • returned to Rules
03/29/22
  • recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions except limit the application of the bill for students in grades 6 through 12.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Interscholastic athletics, eligibility based on biological sex, students in grades 6-12
Children and Minors - Interscholastic athletics, eligibility based on biological sex, students in grades 6-12

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor T. Bojanowski
Summary Retain all original provisions except limit the application of the bill to grades 9 through 12; remove the causes of action for a violation of the Act; remove private and public postsecondary education institutions from the application of the bill.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Interscholastic athletics, eligibility based on biological sex, exclusion of K-8 athletics
Children and Minors - Interscholastic athletics, eligibility based on biological sex, exclusion of K-8 athletics
Civil Actions - School athletics, male student permitted to compete as female, removal of civil action
Claims - School athletics, male student permitted to compete as female, removal of civil liability

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor A. Koenig
Summary Retain all original provisions except provide that a violation shall be enforced by the state board or agency designated by the state board to manage interscholastic athletics, remove the causes of action for a violation of the Act; remove private and public postsecondary education institutions from the application of the bill.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Interscholastic athletics, eligibility based on biological sex, exclusion of K-5 athletics
Children and Minors - Interscholastic athletics, eligibility based on biological sex, exclusion of K-5 athletics
Civil Actions - School athletics, male student permitted to compete as female, removal of civil action
Claims - School athletics, male student permitted to compete as female, removal of civil liability

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