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Below is an explanation of the bills that are trying to prevent transgender athletes from participating in high school, and in some cases, college and elementary school sports. For each state, we've provided a list of emails or links to contact lawmakers. In some cases we can provide a script to use to make it easy. You can copy and paste or add your own thoughts. 

Each time a bill is heard and voted on, lawmakers take into account the outreach from constituents and others who write in to express support or opposition for a bill. Writing and calling lawmakers does make a difference.

For current timely calls to action, look for the "Take Action" posts here.

For more information on including transgender and nonbinary athletes in sports, including reading materials to help your understanding, go here.

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2022 SPORTS BILLS - updated 7/16/22

Alaska - HB230 - elementary, junior high, secondary, or postsecondary school - tabled

AK HB230 would require athletes to participate "based on the participant's biological sex" and would allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue people, schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

Alaska - SB140 - elementary, junior high, secondary, or postsecondary school - tabled

AK SB140 would require athletes to participate "based on the participant's biological sex" and would allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue people, schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

Arizona - SB1046 - interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural or club - session ended

AZ SB1046 would require athletes to participate "based on biological sex" and would determine biological sex by examinations of:

"1. The student's internal and external reproductive anatomy.

2. The student's normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone.

3. An analysis of the student's genetic makeup."

would allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue people, schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

Arizona - SB1165 - signed into law 3/30/22

AZ SB1165 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity and would allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue people, schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

Delaware - SB227 - high school & college

DE SB227 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity and would allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue people, schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

Georgia - HB1084 - Signed into law 4/28/22

GA HB1084 would require Georgia State High School Association to create rules for transgender athletes.

Georgia - SB266 - high school, interscholastic or intramural 

GA SB266 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity and would allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Georgia - SB435 - high school, interscholastic or intramural 

GA SB435 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity and would allow anyone who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Georgia - HB276 - session ended

GA HB276 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity and amend Georgia code.

Georgia - HB372 - session ended

GA HB372 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity and amend Georgia code.

Hawaii - HB1304 - high school - session ended

HI HB1304 is carried over from 2021: "The purpose of this Act is to prohibit biologically born males from competing in any athletic program offered by a public high school that is designated for women or girls."

Illinois - HB4082 - high school - session ended

IL HB4082 is carried over from 2021: HB4082 would require athletes to participate based on biological sex and would require a school district or nonpublic school to obtain a written statement signed by a student's parent or guardian or the student each year verifying the student's age, biological sex, and that the student has not taken performance-enhancing drugs; provides for a penalty for false or misleading statements.

Indiana - HB1041 - interscholastic athletic events, school corporations, public schools, nonpublic schools - Vetoed by Governor - veto overridden, made law

IN HB1041 would require athletes in high school sports to play on teams based on the "student's biological sex at birth in accordance with the student's genetics and reproductive biology," and would allow any person who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Iowa - HF2309 - withdrawn 2/21/22

IA HF2309 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity in college sports and would allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Iowa - HF2416 - signed into law 3/3/22

IA HF2416 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity in high school and college sports and would allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Iowa - SF2342 - high school - withdrawn 3/2/22

IA SF2342 would require transgender athletes to play on teams according to the listing on their birth certificate at or near their time of birth and would allow anyone who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Iowa - HF184 - high school and college - session ended

IA HF184 would determine an athlete's eligibility based on 

1. The student’s internal and external reproductive anatomy.

2. The student’s normal, endogenously produced levels of testosterone.

3. An analysis of the student’s genetic makeup.

TAKE ACTION:

- NOTE: carried over from 2021, no action this year

Iowa - HF334 - high school and college - session ended

IA HF334 would determine an athlete's eligibility based on 

1. The student’s internal and external reproductive anatomy.

2. The student’s normal, endogenously produced levels of testosterone.

3. An analysis of the student’s genetic makeup.

TAKE ACTION:

- NOTE: carried over from 2021, no action this year

Iowa - SB3146 - high school and college - renumbered as SF2342

IA SSB3146 would require transgender athletes to play on teams according to the listing on their birth certificate at or near their time of birth and would allow anyone who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue. 

Kansas - SB160 - elementary, high school and college - Vetoed by Governor 4/15/22, veto upheld 4/28/22

KS SB160 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity and would allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Kansas - SB484 - high school and college - session ended

KS SB484 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity in high school and college sports and would allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Kansas - SB208 - high school and college - session ended

KS SB208 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity in college sports and would allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

TAKE ACTION:

- NOTE: carried over from 2021, no action this year

Kentucky - HB23 - high school and college - session ended

KY HB23 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity in college sports and would allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Kentucky - SB83 - Vetoed by Governor 4/6/22, veto overridden 4/13/22 (becomes law)

KY SB83 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity and would allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue people, schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

Louisiana - SB44 - k-12, college - Signed into law 6/6/22

LA SB44 would require transgender athletes to play sports according to the marker listed on their original birth certificate and would allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue people, schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

Maryland - HB757 - session ended

MD HB757 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity and allow anyone who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Minnesota - HF4282 - SPORTS BILL - session ended

MN HF4282 would ban transgender girls in high school from playing on teams that match their gender identity and allow anyone who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Minnesota - HF350 - SPORTS BILL - session ended

MN HF350 is a carryover bill from 2021 and would ban transgender girls in high school from playing on teams that match their gender identity. This bill would update Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 121A.04, subdivision 4.

Minnesota - HF352 - SPORTS BILL - session ended

MN HF352 is a carryover bill from 2021 and would ban transgender girls in high school from playing on teams that match their gender 

identity. In a dispute, the student's sex is based solely on:

(1) the student's internal and external reproductive anatomy;

(2) the student's naturally occurring level of testosterone; and

(3) an analysis of the student's chromosomes.

Minnesota - HF1657  - session ended

MN HF1657 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity and allow anyone who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Minnesota - SF96  - session ended

MN SF96 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity and allow anyone who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Missouri - HB2197 - SPORTS BILL - session ended

MO HB2197 would ban transgender athletes in high school and college sports from playing on teams that match their gender identity and require them to participate based on their birth certificate at or near time of birth.

Missouri - HB2461 - SPORTS BILL - session ended

MO HB2461 would ban transgender athletes in public schools from playing on teams that match their gender identity.

Missouri - HB2734 - middle school, high school, college - session ended

MO HB2461 would ban transgender athletes in public and private middle school or high school, or public or private institutions of postsecondary education from games in the post-season or playoff season including, but not limited to, districts, conference, sectionals, state, or nationals.

Missouri - SB781 - public or private middle school, high school, or postsecondary - session ended

MO SB781 would ban transgender athletes in high school and college sports from playing on teams that match their gender identity and allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

New Hampshire - HB198 - session ended

NH SB198 would amend an existing nondiscrimination bill to allow the exclusion of transgender athletes in sports.

New Hampshire - HB1180 - dead 3/16/22

NH HB1180 would ban transgender athletes in sports.

North Carolina - H358 - session ended

NC H358 would determine athlete's eligibility "based solely on a person's reproductive biology and genetics at birth."

Ohio - HB61 - session ended

OH HB61 is carried over from 2021. It would ban transgender athletes in high school and college sports from playing on teams that match their gender identity and determine athlete eligibility based on 

(1) The participant's internal and external reproductive anatomy; 

(2) The participant's normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone;

(3) An analysis of the participant's genetic makeup.

Ohio - SB132 - k-12, college - session ended

OH SB132 is carried over from 2021. It would ban transgender athletes in high school and college sports from playing on teams that match their gender identity and determine athlete eligibility based on 

(1) The participant's internal and external reproductive anatomy; 

(2) The participant's normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone;

(3) An analysis of the participant's genetic makeup.

Oklahoma - SB2 - signed by Governor 3/30/22

OK SB2 is carried over from 2021. It would ban transgender athletes in high school and college sports from playing on teams that match their gender identity and allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Oklahoma - SB331 - session ended

OK SB331 is carried over from 2021. It would ban transgender athletes in high school and college sports from playing on teams that match their gender identity and allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Oklahoma - HB4245 - College - session ended

OK HB4245 would ban transgender athletes in college sports from playing on teams that match their gender identity and allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Pennsylvania - HB972 - vetoed by Governor 7/10/22

PA HB972 is carried over from 2021 and would ban transgender girls from competing on college teams, and allow a private right to sue.

Pennsylvania - SB1191 - vetoed by Governor 7/10/22

PA SB1191 would ban transgender athletes in public schools and college sports from playing on teams that match their gender identity and allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Rhode Island - S2501 - k-12, college - session ended

RI S2501 would ban transgender athletes in high school and college sports from playing on teams that match their gender identity and determine athlete eligibility based on 

(1) The participant's internal and external reproductive anatomy; 

(2) The participant's normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone;

(3) An analysis of the participant's genetic makeup.

It would also allow a private right to sue.

South Carolina - H4608 - Interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a public secondary school or public postsecondary institution - Signed into law 5/17/22

SC H4608 would ban transgender athletes in high school and college sports from playing on teams that match their gender identity and require them to participate based on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth. It would also allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue people, schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

South Carolina - S531 - Interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic teams - session ended

SC S531 would ban transgender athletes in high school and college sports from playing on teams that match their gender identity and require them to participate based on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth. It would also allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue people, schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

South Dakota - SB46 - Signed into law 2/4/22

SD SB46 bans transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity and requires them to participate based on their birth certificate at or near time of birth. It also allows any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue people, schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

South Dakota - HB1006 - interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club - withdrawn 2/7/22

SD HB1006 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity and require them to participate based on their birth certificate at or near time of birth. It would also allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue people, schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

Tennessee - SB2153 - college - Signed into law 5/9/22

TN SB2153 would ban transgender girls in college from playing on teams that match their gender identity.  It would also allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Tennessee - HB2316 - high school - Signed into law 5/9/22

TN HB2316 would amend TN code to ban transgender girls from playing on teams that match their gender identity. 

Tennessee - HB1895 - Signed into law 5/2/22

TN HB1895 requires the commissioner of education to withhold a portion of the state education finance funds that an LEA is otherwise eligible to receive if the LEA fails or refuses to determine a student's gender, for purposes of participation in school sports, by the student's sex at the time of birth; exempts an LEA that fails or refuses to determine a student's gender, for purposes of participation in school sports, by the student's sex at the time of birth if the LEA's failure or refusal to do so is required by a court or other legally binding order.

Tennessee - SB1861- Signed into law 5/2/22

TN SB1861 requires the commissioner of education to withhold a portion of the state education finance funds that an LEA is otherwise eligible to receive if the LEA fails or refuses to determine a student's gender, for purposes of participation in school sports, by the student's sex at the time of birth; exempts an LEA that fails or refuses to determine a student's gender, for purposes of participation in school sports, by the student's sex at the time of birth if the LEA's failure or refusal to do so is required by a court or other legally binding order.

Utah - HB0011 - interscholastic - Vetoed by Governor, veto overridden 3/25/22

UT HB0011 would ban transgender girls from playing on teams that match their gender identity unless they have completed one year of hormone therapy. The bill also has wording for trans boys.

Virginia - SB766 - elementary or secondary school - dead 3/12/22 

VA SB766 would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity. It would also allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Washington - HB1556 - session ended

WA HB1556 would require students to provide birth certificates as a prerequisite for determining eligibility for athletic activities with separate classifications for male and female students and prohibit transgender girls from competing with and against other girls.

Wisconsin - AB195 - Failed to concur 3/15/22

WI AB195 is carried over from 2021 and would ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that match their gender identity and require them to participate based on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth. It would also allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue people, schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

Wisconsin - AB196 - Failed to concur 3/15/22

WI AB196 is carried over from 2021 and would require athletes to participate based on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth. It would also allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Wisconsin - SB322 - Failed to concur 3/15/22

WI SB322 is carried over from 2021 and would require athletes to participate based on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth. It would also allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue.

Wisconsin - SB323 - Failed to concur 3/15/22

WI SB323 is carried over from 2021 and would require athletes to participate based on their birth certificate at or near time of birth. It would also allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue people, schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

Wyoming - SF0051 - dead 3/8/22

WY SF0051 would require athletes to participate based on their birth certificate at or near time of birth. It would also allow any athlete who feels they were unfairly harmed by the participation of a trans athlete to sue people, schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

2022 HEALTH BILLS - updated 7/16/22

Alabama - SB5 - session ended

AL SB5 would make it a felony for any health care professional to affirm a youth's gender by means of appropriate, medically recommended treatment.  

Alabama - HB150 - session ended

AL SB5 would make it a felony for any health care professional to affirm a youth's gender by means of appropriate, medically recommended treatment.  

Alabama - SB184 - signed into law 4/8/22

AL SB184 would ban any health care professional from affirming a youth's gender by means of appropriate, medically recommended treatment.  

Alabama - HB266 - session ended

AL HB266 would ban any health care professional from affirming a youth's gender by means of appropriate, medically recommended treatment.  

Arizona - SB1130 - session ended

AZ SB1130 would make it a felony for any health care professional to affirm a "child's or vulnerable adult's" gender by means of appropriate, medically recommended treatment.  

Arizona - SB1138 - signed into law 3/30/22

AZ SB1138 would prevent gender affirming care for transgender youth and allow a private right to sue.

Arizona - SB1045 - session ended

AZ SB1045 would make it a felony for any nurse, counselor, teacher, Principal, or other administrative officials at a public or private school to affirm a youth's gender by means of appropriate, medically recommended treatment.

Arizona - HB2608 - session ended

AZ HB2608 would prevent gender affirming care for transgender youth and adults using Medicaid or government insurance policies.

Florida - H0211 - withdrawn 3/12/22

FL H0211 is carried over from 2021 and would make it a misdemeanor for any doctor to provide gender affirming healthcare to anyone under 18. 

Georgia - HB401 - session ended

GA HB401 would ban gender-affirming care and make it a felony for any doctor to provide gender affirming healthcare to anyone under 18. 

Idaho - HB675 - dead

ID HB675 would ban gender affirming care and make it a felony for any doctor to provide gender affirming healthcare to anyone under 18. 

Indiana - SB0034 - session ended

IN SB0034 prohibits specified health care professionals from: (1) performing certain medical procedures on a minor; or (2) subjecting a minor to certain activities; that purposely attempt to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's perception of the minor's own sexual attraction or sexual behavior, or attempt to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's gender identity when the identity is inconsistent with the minor's biological sex.

Iowa - HF193 - session ended

IA HF193 is a carryover bill from 2021 that has not had movement in 2022.

Iowa - HF341 - session ended

IA HF341 is a carryover bill from 2021 that has not had movement in 2022.

Kentucky - SB84 - session ended

KY SB84 would prohibit any type of gender affirming care to anyone under age 18 and would prevent insurance and Medicaid from covering gender affirming care.

Kentucky - HB253 - session ended

KY HB253 would prohibit any type of gender affirming care to anyone under age 18 and would prevent insurance and Medicaid from covering gender affirming care.

Louisiana - HB570 - session ended

LA HB253 would prohibit any type of gender affirming care to anyone under age 18 and would prevent insurance from covering gender affirming care.

Mississippi - SB2111 - Died in committee

MS SB2111 would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18 and allow a private right to sue.

Mississippi - SB2728 - Died in committee

MS SB2728 would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18 and allow a private right to sue.

Missouri - HB2649 - session ended

MO HB2649 would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18 and allow a private right to sue.

Missouri - SB843 - session ended

MO SB843 would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18 and allow a private right to sue.

New Hampshire - HB1651 - Lay HB1651 on Table (dead) 3/12/22

NH HB68 would make it "child abuse" to treat a trans minor with gender affirming care.

New Hampshire - HB68 - session ended

NH HB1651 would make it "child abuse" to treat a trans minor with gender affirming care.

North Carolina - S514 - session ended

NC S514 is carried over from 2021 and has not had movement since April 2021.

Ohio - HB454

OH HB454 is carried over from 2021 & would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18 and force teachers to tell parents if their student is presenting in a way "inconsistent with their biological sex."

Oklahoma - HB3240 - session ended

OK HB3240 would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18 and allow a private right to sue.

Oklahoma - SB583 - session ended

OK SB583 would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18.

Oklahoma - SB676 - session ended

OK SB676 is a carryover bill from 2021 and would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18.

South Carolina - H4047 - session ended

SC H4047 is carried over from 2021 session. It would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18 and allow a private right to sue.

South Carolina - S1259 - session ended

SC S1259 would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18.

Tennessee - HB0578 - session ended

TN HB0578 is carried over from 2021 session and would make it a misdemeanor to treat trans youth with gender affirming care.

Tennessee - SB0657 - session ended

TN SB0657 is carried over from 2021 session and would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18 and classify affirming a young person's identity as "child abuse."

Tennessee - HB2835 - session ended

TN HB2835 would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18 and allow a private right to sue.

Tennessee - SB2696 - session ended

TN HB2835 would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18 and allow a private right to sue.

Utah - HB0127 - not passed 3/4/22

UT HB0127 would ban gender affirming care for trans youth.

Wisconsin - SB915 - failed to pass 3/15

WI SB915 would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18 and allow a private right to sue.

Wisconsin - AB977 - failed to pass 3/15

WI AB977 would prohibit any type of gender affirming care for anyone under age 18 and allow a private right to sue.