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2023 HB 1069

Excerpts from HB 1069 to be added to Florida law effective July 1, 2023

Please offer feedback. Which parts of this bill apply only to the district-run schools and which parts apply to all publicly funded schools? My guesses are in red.

Line references are to the lines on HB 1069

beginning on line 81

(9) "Sex" means the classification of a person as either female or male based on the organization of the body of such person for a specific reproductive role as indicated by the person's sex chromosomes, naturally occurring sex hormones, and internal and external genitalia present at birth.

beginning on line 89<==all publicly funded schools

(1) It shall be the policy of every public K-12 educational institution that is provided or authorized by the Constitution and laws of Florida that a person's sex is an immutable biological trait ... [then a bunch of rules about pronouns]

Beginning on line 153<==district-run and charter schools

Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in prekindergarten through grade 8, except when required by ss. 1003.42(2)(n)3. and 1003.46. If such instruction is provided in grades 9 through 12, the instruction must be age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards. This subparagraph applies to charter schools.

Beginning on line 212<==district-run schools only

Each school district shall adopt and post on its website policies to notify parents of the procedures required under this subparagraph.

Beginning on line 230 <==district-run schools only

1003.46 [this is not a required course but can be offered at the discretion of the school board]

... when such instruction and course material contains instruction in human sexuality, a school shall: (a) Classify males and females as provided in s. 1000.21(9) and teach that biological males impregnate biological females by fertilizing the female egg with male sperm; that the female then gestates the offspring; and that these reproductive roles are binary, stable, and unchangeable. ... The Department of Education must approve any materials used for instruction under this subsection.

Beginning on line 270<==district-run schools only

Each district school board is responsible for the content of all instructional materials and any other materials used in a classroom, made available in a school or classroom library, ... [a bunch of onerous stuff required NOT of all publicly funded schools, only the schools run by the locally elected school board] ... The costs of the special magistrate shall be borne by the school district.

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