Senate Bill 480: Civil Enforcement for Prohibition of Gender Affirming Care

Prohibits gender affirming care for any individual under 18 years of age, including to “alter the gender of the minor or delay puberty.” Provides disciplinary actions that may be taken toward healthcare providers including revoking licenses and subjecting them to civil liability.

Senate Bill 480
Authored by Sen. Tyler Johnson.
Co-Authored by Sen. Gary Byrne, Sen. Stacey Donato, Sen. Blake Doriot, Sen. Mike Gaskill, Sen. James Buck, Sen. Aaron Freeman, Sen. Jeff Raatz, Sen. Andy Zay, Sen. Greg Walker, Sen. Mark Messmer, Sen. Jack Sandlin, Sen. Linda Rogers, Sen. James Tomes, Sen. Rick Niemeyer, Sen. Brian Buchanan, Sen. Scott Alexander, Sen. John Crane, Sen. Michael Young.

Gender transition procedures for minors. Prohibits a physician or other practitioner from knowingly providing gender transition procedures to an individual who is less than 18 years of age (minor) that are intended to alter the gender of the minor or delay puberty. Provides for certain medical exceptions. Establishes civil enforcement actions.

Actions for Senate Bill 480
S 02/27/2023 Amendment #4 (Yoder) failed; Roll Call 165: yeas 12, nays 37
S 02/27/2023 Amendment #7 (Brown L) prevailed; voice vote
S 02/27/2023 Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed
S 02/23/2023 Senator Young M added as coauthor
S 02/23/2023 Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
S 02/21/2023 Senator Charbonneau added as second author
S 01/30/2023 Senator Crane added as coauthor
S 01/23/2023 Senator Ford Jon removed as coauthor
S 01/19/2023 First reading: referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
S 01/19/2023 Coauthored by Senators Byrne, Donato, Doriot, Gaskill, Buck, Ford Jon, Freeman, Raatz, Zay, Walker G, Messmer, Sandlin, Rogers, Tomes, Niemeyer, Buchanan, Alexander
S01/19/2023 Authored by Senator Johnson

Link to PDF file of introduced bill: SB0480.01.INTR

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