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Texas Bill Establishing Criminal Offenses for Improper Use of Public Facilities (HB 1748)

This law was last updated on Dec 6, 2016


State

Texas

Number

HB 1748

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 20, 2015

Topics

Anti-Transgender, LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

www.legis.state.tx.us

HB 1748 would make it a state jail felony for an operator, manager, superintendent, or other person with authority over a building to allow an individual who is at least seven years of age to repeatedly enter a locker room, shower facility, or toilet facility in the building that is designated for use by persons of a gender that is not the same gender as the individual’s gender.

Additionally, the bill would make it a Class A misdemeanor for an individual who is at least 13 years of age to enter a locker room, shower facility, or toilet facility that is designated for use by persons of a gender that is not the same gender as the individual’s gender.

The bill allows exemptions for custodial purposes, those providing medical assistance, or for those accompanying a child eight years of age and of a gender that is not the same gender as the individual’s gender.

The bill defines gender to mean “the gender established at the individual’s birth or the gender established by the individual’s chromosomes.” For purposes of this bill, the individual’s gender established by their chromosomes takes precedence.

The bill defines male to mean “an individual with at least one X chromosome and at least one Y chromosome.”

The bill defines female to mean “an individual with at least one X chromosome and no Y chromosomes.”


People

Primary Sponsor