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AB-711 Pupil records: name and gender changes.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 Section 49062.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

49062.5.
 (a) If a school district, charter school, or county office of education receives government-issued documentation, as described in subdivision (b), demonstrating that a former pupil’s legal name or gender has been changed, the school district, charter school, or county office of education shall update the former pupil’s records to include the updated legal name or gender. If requested by the former pupil, the school district, charter school, or county office of education shall reissue any documents conferred upon the former pupil with the former pupil’s updated legal name or gender. Documents that may be reissued by the school district, charter school, or county office of education include, but are not limited to, a transcript, a high school diploma conferred pursuant to Section 51410, a high school equivalency certificate issued pursuant to Section 51420, or other similar documents conferred upon the former pupil. The school district, charter school, or county office of education is not required to modify records that the former pupil has not requested for modification or reissuance.
(b) The documentation provided by a former pupil demonstrating legal name or gender change may include, but need not be limited to, any of the following:
(1) State-issued driver’s license.
(2) Birth certificate.
(3) Passport.
(4) Social security card.
(5) Court order indicating a name change or a gender change, or both.
(c) If a former pupil requests that the former pupil’s name or gender be changed and the requested records are reissued, the school district, charter school, or county office of education shall add a new document to the former pupil’s file that includes all of the following:
(1) The date of the request.
(2) The date the requested records were reissued to the former pupil.
(3) A list of the records that were requested by, and reissued to, the former pupil.
(4) The type of documentation provided by the former pupil in order to demonstrate the legal name or gender change.
(5) The name of the school district, charter school, or county office of education staff person that completed the request.
(6) The current and former name or gender of the former pupil.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.