Oklahoma Bill Regarding ‘Student Physical Privacy’ (HB 3049)
This law was last updated on Jun 1, 2016
HB 3049 would ban transgender students from using sex-segregated facilities in accordance with their gender identities.
The bill would require that student restrooms, locker rooms and showers which are designated for one biological sex only be used by members of that biological sex.
The bill would require that in any school facilities or settings where a student may be in a state of undress in the presence of other students, including but not limited to changing costumes during school theatrical productions, school personnel must provide separate, private areas designated for use by students based on their biological sex.
The only accommodations for transgender students would be unisex restrooms or “controlled use” of employee facilities.
The bill defines “biological sex” to mean the biological condition of being male or female as determined at birth based on physical differences or, when necessary, at the chromosomal level.