Minnesota Student Physical Privacy Act (HF 41)
This law was last updated on Oct 10, 2018
HF 41 would require every public school student restroom, locker room, changing room and shower room accessible by multiple students at the same time to be designated for use by students of the male sex only or by students of the female sex only.
The bill would prohibit transgender students from using the restroom facilities that conform with their gender identity.
Student restrooms, locker rooms, changing rooms or shower rooms that are designated for one sex would be required to be used only by members of that sex.
In any other public school facility or setting not specified where a student may be in a state of undress in the presence of other students, school personnel would need to provide separate, private areas designated for use by students based on their sex.
The bill defines “sex” to mean the physical condition of being male or female, which is determined by a person’s chromosomes, and is identified at birth by a person’s anatomy.
The stated purpose of the bill is to “protect and provide for the safety of all students” and to “maintain order and dignity” in restrooms and similar facilities.
Similar to HF 1546, which failed to pass in 2016.
Based on model legislation by Alliance Defending Freedom.
- Alliance Defending Freedom — Drafted Model Law