New Jersey Bill Regarding Federal Aid and Transgender Students (A 3976)
This law was last updated on Nov 18, 2018
A 3976 would require the Attorney General to provide assistance to any school district or charter school in a legal proceeding directly related to an action by the federal government to reduce or eliminate its federal aid under certain circumstances.
The bill would require the Attorney General to provide assistance if the federal government attempts to reduce funding due to the state of New Jersey not complying with the federal guidance on transgender students issued by the Department of Justice and Department of Education.
In order to provide the assistance, the Attorney General must first find that the policy of the school district or charter school on the treatment of transgender students:
- comports with New Jersey’s “Law Against Discrimination”; and
- includes a reasonable means of determining that a student is transgender, such as evidence of medical treatment or evidence that the student is not attempting to access a sex-segregated facility of the school district or charter school for the purpose of violating the privacy rights of any other student.