H.R. 998 (112th): Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011

Introduced:
Mar 10, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Jared Polis
Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 10, 2011
Length
13 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1652 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 18, 2013

S. 555 (Related)
Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 10, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 10, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 10, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 10, 2011
 
Full Title

To end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
171 cosponsors (169D, 2R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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3/10/2011--Introduced.
Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 - Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates.
Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination.
Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct they reasonably believe to be unlawful under this Act.
Authorizes federal departments and agencies to enforce these prohibitions by cutting off the educational assistance of recipients found to be violating them.
Allows an aggrieved individual to assert a violation of this Act in a judicial proceeding and recover reasonable attorney's fees should they prevail.
Deems a state's receipt of federal educational assistance for a program to constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity for conduct prohibited under this Act regarding such program.

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