UPDATE 02/13/2023 – A similar bill House Bill 1407, passed through the House and was referred to the Senate.
House Bill 1232 would deny Child Protective Services the means to remove psychologically or physically abused transgender children from their parents homes.
Child removal and gender identity. Provides that the department of child services may not classify a report of child abuse or neglect as substantiated, and a child may not be removed from the child’s parent, guardian, or custodian, solely on the basis of the parent, guardian, or custodian: (1) referring to and raising the child consistent with the child’s biological sex; or (2) declining to consent to the child receiving: (A) specified medication; (B) a medical procedure the purpose of which is to alter the apparent gender or sex of the child or affirm the child’s perception of the child’s gender or sex in a manner inconsistent with the child’s biological sex; or (C) counseling or other mental health services the purpose of which is to affirm the child’s perception of the child’s gender or sex if the child’s perception is inconsistent with the child’s biological sex.
Actions for House Bill 1232
H0 1/12/2023 Representative Davis M added as coauthor
H 01/10/2023 First reading: referred to Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs
H 01/10/2023 Authored by Representative Lauer
Link to PDF File of Introduced Bill: HB1232.01.INTR
Source: Herald Bulletin
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