Petition in support of the “Bathroom Bill”
To: Speaker of the House William J. Howell
Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr.
In the 2016 legislative session, Delegate Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) proposed HB781, a bill which would require that restrooms, locker rooms and showers on property owned, leased or controlled by the Commonwealth (including all public schools) be designated for and used only by persons based on their biological sex. It is unfortunate and disappointing that the bill was defeated in the House General Laws Committee with all of the Democrats voting against it along with 7 of the committee’s 15 Republicans. I ask that you, as leaders of your respective bodies do all that is in your power leading up to and during the 2017 General Assembly session to encourage passage of any similar legislation which may arise.