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California School Discipline Laws and Regulations.pdf
!! Assembly Bill 493 (AB 493) !!
By July 2021, schools "are to use resources developed by the State Department of Education to provide training at least once every 2 years to teachers and other certificated employees at that school that serve pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, and to other certificated employees at that school, on schoolsite and community resources for the support of LGBTQ pupils, and strategies to increase support for LGBTQ pupils and thereby improve overall school climate, as specified."
Legislation Quick Reference (some with Ed Code Links)
14th Amendment-Equal Protection
Civil Rights Act of 2007-AB 14 (Discrimination)
All foster children in California have the right to fair and equal access to all available child welfare services, placements, care, treatment, and benefits, and to not be subjected to discrimination or harassment on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
All persons engaged in providing care and services to foster children shall have fair and equal access to all available programs, benefits, services, and licensing processes, and shall not be subjected to discrimination or harassment on the basis of their clients or their own, actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
County child welfare departments, group home facilities, and foster family agencies have a legal responsibility to provide care, placement, and services to foster children, family members, foster parents, and service providers without discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act - AB 537
California's Equal Restroom Access (AB 1732):
AB 1732 requires all single-occupancy restrooms in businesses, government buildings and places of public accommodation to be available to everyone. Compliance with the bill is a matter of changing a sign on a restroom door.
As of March 1, 2017, California's Equal Restroom Access Act (ERAA) requires some single-occupancy restrooms to have signs indicating they are gender-neutral.
The ERAA applies to all single-occupancy restrooms in businesses, government buildings, and places of public accommodation. “Single-occupancy" is defined as a “toilet facility with no more than one water closet and one urinal with a locking mechanism controlled by the user."
California offers non-binary driver's licenses, IDs
Thanks to the Gender Recognition Act, SB 179, California has simplified the process for a third gender, non-binary option on state-issued IDs, driver's licenses, and birth certificates.
Senate Bill 48 (Chapter 81 of the Statutes of 2011)
The bill added language to Education Code Section 51204.5, which prescribes the inclusion of the contributions of various groups in the history of California and the United States. This section already included men and women and numerous ethnic groups; the expanded language now includes (additions bolded):
“...a study of the role and contributions of both men and women, Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and members of other ethnic and cultural groups, to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society."