SB 1530

An Act relating to discrimination; creating the Womens Bill of Rights; providing short title; stating purpose of act; clarifying application and interpretation of act; amending 25 O.S. 2021, Sections 16, 1101, and 1201, which relate to definitions and general provisions; defining terms; construing provisions; authorizing distinctions for certain purposes; defining term; requiring certain identification in collection of data for certain purposes; updating statutory references; providing for noncodification; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.

Status:
Eligible for a Floor Vote

Location: 
Senate Floor

Session:
2024 Regular Session

NOTES

Reintroduction of the "Women's Bill of Rights" from 2023. Would apply Governor Stitt's August Executive Order, also titled the "Women's Bill of Rights," across all Oklahoma law rather than just agencies.

Seeks to define gendered terms like man, woman, boy, girl, mother, and father by sex at birth ("biological sex") across all Oklahoma statutes. 

 Allows for workplace discrimination between men and women if sex is determined to be a limiting factor for the job. Bars workplace discrimination based on sex between "similarly situated" employees. "Similarly situated" is not defined. 

Requires state and municipal data collection only to offer "male" and "female" as options when asking "Sex." A separate, more expansive "Gender" question is permitted. 

December 20, 2023