One Step Closer for #TransBillMAPosted by: Mason Dunn | Posted on: July 6, 2016
We are one step closer to passing our nondiscrimination legislation today! The bill has been reported out of the conference committee – where the two different versions of the bill from the House and Senate were sent for reconciliation.
Changes to the bill include a new effective date: the nondiscrimination protections will go into effect October 1st. This is a quicker implementation than many bills, which typically go into effect 90 days after passage. The bill also clarifies language to ensure that transgender people are not improperly referred to law enforcement for accessing public accommodations consistent with their gender identity.
The bill will now go back to the House and Senate for procedural votes, and then on to the governor for signing!
This is great movement, and we are so close to passing this important piece of legislation this summer! Stay tuned here and on social media for more updates.
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