Pupil Physical Privacy Act D211Parents4Privacy @D211P4Privacy Tom Morrison @TomMorrison2010 (USA)

Illinois State Rep Tom Morrison has introduced HB 4474, known as the Pupil Physical Privacy ActIf passed, the bill would require Illinois school boards to designate restrooms, changing rooms, and other similar facilities “for the exclusive use of pupils of only one sex.”  The bill defines sex as “the physical condition of being male or female, as determined by an individual’s chromosomes and identified at birth by that individual’s anatomy.”  HB 4474 also provides accommodations for students who do not wish to use the facilities corresponding to their sex, authorizing school boards “to provide reasonable accommodations to a pupil to use a single-occupancy restroom or changing room or the regulated use of a faculty restroom or changing room” upon receiving a written request for such accommodations.