Senate File 2296 - Introduced SENATE FILE 2296 BY CARLIN A BILL FOR An Act prohibiting persons from entering multiple occupancy 1 toilet facilities in elementary and secondary schools that 2 do not correspond with the person’s biological sex. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5834XS (4) 87 asf/rj
S.F. 2296 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 216.9A Multiple occupancy toilet 1 facilities in schools —— use by persons of same biological sex. 2 It shall not be an unfair or discriminatory practice for a 3 school to require a multiple occupancy toilet facility to be 4 designated only for and used by persons of the same biological 5 sex as provided in section 280.30. It shall not be an unfair 6 or discriminatory practice to prohibit a person from using a 7 multiple occupancy toilet facility that does not correspond 8 with the person’s biological sex as provided in section 280.30. 9 Sec. 2. NEW SECTION . 280.30 Multiple occupancy toilet 10 facilities —— use by persons of same biological sex. 11 1. As used in this section: 12 a. “Biological sex” means the physical condition of being 13 male or female as indicated on a person’s birth certificate. 14 b. “Multiple occupancy toilet facility” means a toilet 15 facility designed or designated to be used by more than one 16 person at a time. 17 c. “School” means an elementary or secondary public or 18 nonpublic school as described in this chapter. 19 2. A school shall require a multiple occupancy toilet 20 facility to be designated only for and used by persons of 21 the same biological sex. A person shall not enter a school 22 multiple occupancy toilet facility that does not correspond 23 with the person’s biological sex. 24 EXPLANATION 25 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 26 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 27 This bill requires elementary and secondary public and 28 nonpublic schools to designate and allow the use of multiple 29 occupancy toilet facilities only by persons of the same 30 biological sex. The bill prohibits a person from entering 31 a school multiple occupancy toilet facility that does not 32 correspond with the person’s biological sex. The bill provides 33 that such designations and prohibitions do not constitute 34 unfair or discriminatory practices in violation of the Iowa 35 -1- LSB 5834XS (4) 87 asf/rj 1/ 2
S.F. 2296 civil rights Act, Code chapter 216. 1 -2- LSB 5834XS (4) 87 asf/rj 2/ 2