Senate Bill 83

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/13/22: delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 198)
Title AN ACT relating to athletics.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1407
Sponsors R. Mills, M. Wise, D. Carroll, R. Girdler, P. Wheeler, M. Wilson
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 156.070 to require the Board of Education or agency designated by the Board of Education to manage interscholastic athletics to promulgate administrative regulations or bylaws requiring schools that participate in interscholastic athletics to designate all athletic teams, activities, and sports based upon the biological sex of the students eligible to participate; prohibit male students from participating in athletic teams, activities, and sports designated as "girls"; prohibit designated agencies from entertaining complaints or investigations of policies; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to create a cause of action against a school that violates these provisions; require that an action be brought within two years; provide that the Act may be cited as the Save Women’s Sports Act.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - Interscholastic athletics, designation for eligibility based on biological sex, requirements
Women - 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
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 - Save Women’s Sports Act
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History
Governor's Veto Message Veto

Actions

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01/11/22
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
01/13/22
  • to Education (S)
02/10/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/11/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/14/22
  • floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
02/15/22
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 16, 2022
02/16/22
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (1) withdrawn
  • passed 27-8 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (2)
02/17/22
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/08/22
  • to Education (H)
03/10/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/11/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 14, 2022
03/16/22
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/17/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 70-23 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/18/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
03/24/22
  • posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1)
  • Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1)
  • passed 26-9
03/25/22
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
04/06/22
  • Vetoed
04/13/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
  • posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • passed 29-8
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • taken from Rules
  • posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • passed 72-23
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 198)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Delete all original provisions; amend KRS 156.070 to provide that an athletic activity or sport designated as "girls" shall not be open to members of the male sex, provide that the sex of a student for the purpose of determining athletic eligibility shall be determined by the student's certified birth certificate as originally issued at the time of birth or adoption; Save Women’s Sports Act.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Interscholastic athletics, eligibility, method for determining biological sex, birth certificate
Athletics - Interscholastic athletics, eligibility, method for determining biological sex, birth certificate
Children and Minors - Interscholastic athletics, eligibility, method for determining biological sex, birth certificate

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor K. Berg
Summary Retain all original provisions; restrict applicability to high school sports.
Index Headings Children and Minors - Interscholastic, eligibility based on biological sex, high school athletics
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Interscholastic, eligibility based on biological sex, high school athletics

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor K. Berg
Summary Restrict applicability to grades 6 through 12.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Extra-curricular activities, biological sex, eligibility
Children and Minors - School extra-curricular activities, biological sex, eligibility
Athletics - Interscholastic, biological sex, eligibility

Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Delete all original provisions; amend KRS 156.070 to require KHSAA to promulgate administrative regulations or bylaws requiring schools to designate all interscholastic athletics for students in grades 6 through 12 based upon the biological sex of the students eligible to participate; prohibit male students in grades 6 through 12 from participating in girls' athletics; establish how to designate biological sex; prohibit designated agencies from entertaining complaints or investigations of policies; 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; title the Act "Fairness in Womens' Sports Act."
Index Headings 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
Boards and Commissions - Board of Education, interscholastic athletics, regulations related to biological sex
Short Titles and Popular Names - Fairness in Womens' Sports Act

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Dotson
Summary Retain original provisions; provide that a female student may file an action in Circuit Court for injunctive relief to enforce the Act.
Index Headings Athletics - Interscholastic athletics, designation for eligibility based on biological sex, injunctive relief
Athletics - Postsecondary athletics, designation for eligibility based on biological sex, injunctive relief
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Interscholastic athletics, designation for eligibility based on biological sex, injunctive relief
Education, Higher - Postsecondary athletics, designation for eligibility based on biological sex, injunctive relief
Universities and Colleges - Postsecondary athletics, designation for eligibility based on biological sex, injunctive relief
Children and Minors - Interscholastic athletics, designation for eligibility based on biological sex, injunctive relief
Civil Actions - School athletics, male student permitted to compete as female, injunctive relief

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