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  By: Hefner H.B. No. 4042
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to requiring public school students to participate in
  interscholastic athletic activities based on biological sex.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 33, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 33.0832 to read as follows:
         Sec. 33.0832.  INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION BASED
  ON BIOLOGICAL SEX. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), an
  interscholastic athletic team sponsored or authorized by a school
  district or open-enrollment charter school may not allow a student
  to participate in an interscholastic athletic activity sponsored or
  authorized by the district or school that is designated for the
  biological sex opposite to the student's biological sex as
  determined at the student's birth and correctly stated on the
  student's official birth certificate.
         (b)  An interscholastic athletic team described by
  Subsection (a) may allow a female student to participate in an
  interscholastic athletic activity that is designated for male
  students if a corresponding interscholastic athletic activity
  designated for female students is not offered or available.
         (c)  For purposes of this section, a statement of a student's
  biological sex on the student's official birth certificate is
  considered to have correctly stated the student's biological sex as
  determined at the student's birth if the statement was:
               (1)  entered at or near the time of the student's birth,
  as determined by University Interscholastic League rule; or
               (2)  modified to correct a clerical error in the
  student's biological sex.
         SECTION 2.  This Act applies beginning with the 2021-2022
  school year.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2021.