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Business, Free Enterprise and Constitutional Issues; Pro-Life and Pro Second Amendment. Susan Lynn is a member of the Tennessee General Assembly. She serves as Chairman of the Consumer and Human Resources subcommittee and on the Finance Ways and Means Committee. She holds a BS in economics and a minor in history.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Restroom Bill Revised Amendment

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 2, Part 1, is amended by adding the following language as a new section:

(a) Public schools shall require that every restroom or locker room designed or designated for use by more than one person at a time where students may be in various states of undress be designated for persons of a particular sex and used only by persons of that sex as indicated on their original birth certificate.

(b) Subject to subsection (a), an LEA may make appropriate accommodations with respect to use of restroom and locker room facilities by those who do not want to use those facilities in accordance with Subsection (a).

(c) Subsection (a) shall not apply to any student who:

(1) On or before the effective date of this act, was already using school restrooms or locker rooms designated for the sex that is opposite to the sex designated on that student's birth certificate; and

(2) Provides the public school with a statement by a physician stating that the student was born having 46, XX chromosomes with virilization, 46, XY chromosomes with undervirilization, or both ovarian and testicular tissue, or, through genetic testing, has determined that the student does not have the normal sex chromosome structure for a male or female.

(d) Nothing in this section shall prohibit an LEA from designing or designating restrooms or locker rooms for use by a single person at a time, which may be designated for use by either sex.

(e) This section does not apply to persons entering restroom or locker room designated for use by a particular sex:

For custodial purposes,
For maintenance or inspection purposes,
To render medical assistance,
To accompany a person needing assistance, or
That has been temporarily designated for use by that person's biological sex.

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 7, Part 1, is amended by adding the following language as a new section:

(a) Public institutions of higher education shall require that every restroom or locker room designed or designated for use by more than one person at a time where students may be in various states of undress be designated for persons of a particular sex and used only by persons of that sex as indicated on their original birth certificate.

(b) Subject to subsection (a), a public institution of higher education may make appropriate accommodations with respect to use of restroom and locker room facilities by those who do not want to use those facilities in accordance with Subsection (a).

(c) Subsection (a) shall not apply to any student who:

(1) On or before the effective date of this act, was already using school restrooms or locker rooms designated for the sex that is opposite to the sex designated on the student's birth certificate; and

(2) Provides the institution of higher education with a statement by a physician stating that the student was born having 46, XX chromosomes with virilization, 46, XY chromosomes with undervirilization, or both ovarian and testicular tissue, or, through genetic testing, has determined that the student does not have the normal sex chromosome structure for a male or female.

(d) Nothing in this section shall prohibit an institution of higher education from designing or designating restrooms or locker rooms for use by a single person at a time, which may be designated for use by either sex.

(e) This section does not apply to persons entering restroom or locker room designated for use by a particular sex:

For custodial purposes,
For maintenance or inspection purposes,
To render medical assistance,
To accompany a person needing assistance, or
That has been temporarily designated for use by that person's biological sex.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

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