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State Rep. Submits Legislation to have Athletes Participate in their Biological Sex

A Tennessee State Representative has submitted legislation which would require elementary and secondary school athletes to participate in sports based on their biological sex.
In a report on Fox 17, Rep. Bruce Griffey (R-D75), submitted HB 1572 on Monday for consideration during the next session of the Tennessee General Assembly. Under the bill, any elementary or secondary public school would require any school-sanctioned athletic or sporting even to insure athletes are competing against the same biological sex as listed on their birth certificate.
The bill states “A school shall not accept any birth certificate for purposes of participation in an athletic or sporting event that has been revised or amended with respect to the sex of an athlete.”
If a school were to violate the proposed law, the school would immediately be ineligible to receive public funds of any type from the state or local government. In addition, the bill adds the ability of a civil suit to be brought against state or local officials whom intentionally violate the proposed law.
The suit would allow for a penalty of up to $10,000 and the official accused of violating the proposed law would have to vacate their office and would be ineligible to hold public office, school administration positions, or principal positions for a period of 5 years.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,445 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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