Wisconsin Bill Regarding Pupil Changing Rooms (AB 469)
This law was last updated on Jun 2, 2016
AB 469 would require a school board to designate each pupil restroom and changing room located in a public school building and accessible by multiple pupils as for the exclusive use of pupils of only one sex.
The bill would prohibit a member of the female sex from using a changing room that has been designated as the male changing room and prohibit a member of the male sex from using a changing room that has been designated as the female changing room.
The bill would permit a school board to temporarily designate a pupil restroom or changing room for special events.
The bill defines “sex” to mean the physical condition of being male or female, as determined by an individual’s chromosomes and identified at birth by that individual’s anatomy.
The bill would require a school board to provide reasonable accommodations to a pupil to use a single−occupancy changing room when the following conditions are met:
- the pupil identifies as a member of the male sex but is a member of the female sex, or the pupil identifies as a member of the female sex but is a member of the male sex; and
- the pupil or the parent or guardian of the pupil submits a written request to the school board to receive the accommodation.
The bill would permit a pupil or the pupil’s parent or guardian to file a written complaint regarding a violation of the requirements in the bill, and require the school board to investigate and attempt to resolve the complaint. If it is not resolved, the parent or guardian may bring a claim for injunctive relief, declaratory relief, and any damages.
Similar to SB 582.