SB 503
Establishes the "Save Women's Sports Act" to protect female-only athletics in middle schools, high schools, and colleges
Sponsor:
LR Number:
2309S.02I
Committee:
Last Action:
2/11/2021 - S First Read
Journal Page:
Title:
Calendar Position:
102
Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 503 - This act establishes the "Save Women's Sports Act."

Under this act, middle school, high school, and postsecondary sports teams which compete against public middle schools, high schools, or institutions of postsecondary education shall be expressly designated as male, female, or coeducational using terms provided in the act.

No athletic team or sport designated for females, women, or girls shall be open to students of the male sex, as assigned at birth.

No governmental entity, licensing or accrediting organization, or athletic association or organization shall take any adverse action, as described in the act, against a school for maintaining separate interscholastic or intramural athletic teams or sports for students of the female sex.

This act establishes a private cause of action for students deprived of an athletic opportunity or who suffers direct or indirect harm as a result of a violation of this act, students subject to retaliation or other adverse action by a school or athletic association or organization as a result of certain reports of violations of this act, and schools and institutions that suffer a direct or indirect harm as a result of a violation of this act. Such civil action may be brought within two years after the harm has occurred. Prevailing plaintiffs shall be awarded monetary damages, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, and any other relief considered appropriate by the court.

MATT KIMMINAU

Amendments

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