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Non-Legal Name Changes

Concerning non-legal name changes for students in schools.
2024 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

The act requires school personnel to address a student by the student's chosen name and to use the student's chosen name in school and during extracurricular activities.

The act deems it discriminatory to knowingly or intentionally use a name other than the student's chosen name or knowingly or intentionally avoiding or refusing to use a student's chosen name, unless done at the request of the student.

The act allows a student who is subject to discrimination as a result of a failure or refusal to address the student by the student's chosen name to file a report with the school or a federal civil rights complaint.

The act requires a school to implement a written policy outlining how the school will honor a student's request to use a chosen name.

APPROVED by Governor April 29, 2024

EFFECTIVE April 29, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details