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          Date of Hearing:  June 19, 2015 

                             ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON RULES

                                Richard Gordon, Chair

          AJR 23  
          (Bonilla) - As Introduced June 16, 2015

          SUBJECT:  Title IX: 43rd anniversary.

          SUMMARY:  Commemorates the 43rd anniversary of Title IX on June  
          23, 2015, and urges Californians to continue to work together to  
          achieve the goals set by Title IX.  Specifically, this  
          resolution makes the following legislative findings:

          1)Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law  
            that specifically states that no person in the United States  
            shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in,  
            be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination  
            under any education program or activity receiving federal  
            financial assistance.

          2)All public and private elementary schools and secondary  
            schools, school districts, colleges, and universities  
            receiving any federal funding must comply with Title IX which  
            requires equal access in recruitment, admissions, counseling,  
            financial assistance, discipline, employment, and athletics;  
            protection from sex-based harassment; and equitable treatment  
            of pregnant and parenting students.


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          3)Prior to the enactment of Title IX, many women and girls faced  
            discrimination and limited opportunities in athletics,  
            academics, and extracurricular activities.

          4)The educational equity guaranteed in Title IX does not solely  
            apply to women.  It protects everyone from sex-based  
            discrimination, regardless of real or perceived sex, gender  
            identity, or gender expression.

          5)Although Title IX has increased opportunities for girls and  
            women in academics, sports, and other educational activities,  
            it has not yet achieved the goal of full equality.

          FISCAL EFFECT:  None



          California Association for Health, Physical Education,  
          Recreation and Dance


          None on file


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          Analysis Prepared by:Nicole Willis / RLS. / (916) 319-2800