Texas Bill Relating to the Regulation of Certain Facilities of Political Subdivisions (HB 381)
This law was last updated on Oct 31, 2017
HB 381 would require each multi-occupancy restroom, shower, and changing facility of a political subdivision, including a public school district, or an open-enrollment charter school to be designated for and used only by persons of the same sex.
The bill defines sex to mean “the physical condition of being male or female.”
If passed, the bill would prohibit transgender individuals, especially children, from using the restroom facilities that conform with their gender identity.
The bill would prohibit a political subdivision, including a public school district, or an open-enrollment charter
school from adopting or enforcing an order, ordinance, policy, or other measure that:
- relates to the designation or use of a multi-occupancy restroom, shower, or changing facility; or
- requires a private entity to adopt, or prohibits the entity from adopting, a policy on the designation or use of the entity’s restrooms, showers, or changing facilities.
Similar to SB 3.
Similar to SB 6, which failed to pass during the regular 2017 legislative session.