South Carolina Bill Regarding School Sponsored Athletics (H 4761)
This law was last updated on Jul 13, 2016
H 4761 would prohibit a student from playing on the high school athletic team for the gender they identify with.
The bill requires a school to determine the gender of a student seeking to participate in athletics sanctioned by the High School League before the student may participate in those athletics. This gender determination would need to be the gender of the student at birth as indicated on the certified birth certificate of the student.
The bill prohibits a school from permitting a boy (according to their birth certificate) from trying out or participating on a girls’ athletic team.
The bill prohibits a school from permitting a girl (according to their birth certificate) from trying out or participating on a boys’ athletic team.
A school that offers a mixed or coed athletic team in which the game rules designate a certain number of team participants from each gender may not permit a “boy to qualify for a girls’ slot on the mixed or coed teams and may not permit a girl to qualify for a boys’ slot on the mixed or coed team.”