House Bill 003 Seeks To Protect Competitive Balance of Girls’ Sports

Legislation Protecting Women’s Sports

A bill protecting women’s sports has been recommended for passage and referred to Calendars and Rules Committee. House Bill 003 seeks to protect the competitive balance of girls’ sports. Women’s sports were created to give girls a fair chance at competition. That includes fair victories and fair defeats. House Bill 003 makes clear that participation in public middle and high school interscholastic sports must correspond with a student’s biological gender at birth. Local school districts have a legitimate interest and obligation to ensure they are not creating opportunities for undue injury to children who participate in interscholastic activities and sports. The bill ensures boys are not able to displace girls in competitive events which could deny female athletes’ victories, opportunities or scholarships.