Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 65, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, page 451, after line 6, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:
/ 65.___. (CORR: Prohibition on Funding Certain Surgery) (A) The Department of Corrections is prohibited from using state funds or state resources to provide a prisoner in the state prison system sexual reassignment surgery; however, if a person is taking hormonal therapy at the time the person is committed to the Department of Corrections, the department shall continue to provide this therapy to the person as long as medically necessary for the health of the person.
(B) As used in this provision:
(1) 'Hormonal therapy' means the use of hormones to stimulate the development or alteration of a person's sexual characteristics in order to alter the person's physical appearance so that the person appears more like the opposite gende
(2) 'Sexual reassignment surgery' means a surgical procedure to alter a person's physical appearance so that the person appears more like the opposite gender. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend sections, totals and title to conform.