A BILL FOR
1 An Act relating to protected traits or characteristics of
2 students under public and nonpublic school harassment and
3 bullying prohibitions and policies.
4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1 1 Section 1. Section 280.28, subsection 2, paragraph c, Code
1 2 2009, is amended to read as follows:
1 3 c. "Trait or characteristic of the student" includes but
1 4 is not limited to age, color, creed, national origin, race,
1 5 religion, marital status, sex,
sexual orientation, gender
identity,physical attributes, physical or mental ability or
1 7 disability, ancestry, political party preference, political
1 8 belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status.
1 9 EXPLANATION
1 10 This bill strikes sexual orientation and gender identity
1 11 from the definition of the term "trait or characteristic of the
1 12 student" used for purposes of protecting students in public and
1 13 nonpublic schools from harassment and bullying.
Yes, they genuinely do want to de-criminalise the harrassment and bullying of Trans, Intersexed, and GLB kids in schools. To remove existing protections from a 2007 law.
House Representatives Jason Schultz, R-Schleswig and Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley, co-sponsored this legislation. Feel free to contact them to give them your thanks.
House District 55
18 Valley View Circle
Schleswig, Iowa 51461
P.O. Box 70, Schleswig, IA, 51461
Home/Work Phone: 712-676-2109
Capitol Telephone: 515-281-3221
House District 56
222 West Huron
Missouri Valley, Iowa 51555
Home Phone: 712-642-4334
Personal data courtesy of the Iowa House Republicans. Perhaps you should thank them too, and let them know just exactly what you think of this imaginative proposal.