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H.R. 1417: Safety and Opportunity for Girls Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 26, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1417

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 26, 2021

(for herself, Mrs. Greene of Georgia, Mr. Joyce of Pennsylvania, Mr. Grothman, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Good of Virginia, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Harris, Mr. Cline, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Roy, Mr. Norman, Mr. Steube, Mr. Guest, Ms. Herrell, Mr. Babin, Mr. Aderholt, Mrs. Boebert, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Owens, Mr. Clyde, and Mr. Davidson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To clarify protections related to sex and sex-segregated spaces and to activities under title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Safety and Opportunity for Girls Act of 2021.

2.

Amendment to title ix of the education amendments of 1972

Section 901 of title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681) is amended by adding at end the following:

(d)

For purposes of this title—

(1)

the term sex means sex determined solely by a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth; and

(2)

the term sex-segregated means limited to or separated by sex.

(e)

Nothing in this title may be construed—

(1)

to prohibit, to authorize the Secretary to prohibit, or to authorize the Secretary to make receipt of funding under this title contingent upon an educational institution forgoing the maintenance of sex-segregated spaces by educational institutions, including bathrooms and locker rooms; or

(2)

to prohibit, to authorize the Secretary to prohibit, or to authorize the Secretary to make receipt of funding under this title contingent upon an educational institution forgoing the maintenance of sex-segregated athletic or academic programs by educational institutions.

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