Changing Room Bill Amendment Floated by Author

The author of Assembly Bill 469, state Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum), has made public an amendment to his proposal that would require public school boards to designate school restrooms and changing rooms (i.e., locker or shower rooms) accessible by multiple students as for the exclusive use of either “males” or “females.”

Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 would allow schools to open a gender-neutral multi-use bathroom, provided it has stalls with floor-to-ceiling partitions or walls.

This change comes in response to questions raised by certain legislators at the public hearing on the bill.  The WASB still opposes the bill as amended because the amendment does not address any of the concerns we have raised.

Read More: Molly Beck’s story in the Wisconsin State Journal