Stephanie Stuckey Benfield Equity in Sports Act collection
Scope and Content of the Collection
The collection consists of background material consulted when Representative Stephanie Stuckey Benfield drafted and cosponsored the Equity in Sports Act of 2000 in Georgia, such as other states' laws and reporting mechanisms, information, court cases, and regulations about Title IX. Also included are meeting notes, promotional material, mark ups of the bill, copies of numerous news articles and editorials, letters of support from constituents and others in government, letters from organizations affected by the legislation, letters from legal counsel about specific provisions of the bill. The collection contains the results of a survey of Georgia voters about the issue of gender equity in sports and a small amount of materials about past efforts in Georgia to pass legislation in the area.
- Majority of material found within 1999 - 2000
- Benfield, Stephanie Stuckey (Person)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
Biography of Stephanie Stuckey Benfield
Stephanie Stuckey Benfield served as the representative for the 85th District of the State of Georgia from 1999-2013. She is a native Georgian and the third generation of her family to be in public service in Georgia. Representative Stuckey Benfield has authored legislation to lower property taxes on seniors, mandate equal treatment for girls' pubic school athletic programs, access to medical records, and reform child custody law. She is a resident of Decatur, Ga. and is married to Robert Benfield, Jr. They have two children.
Historical Note About Title IX:
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal funds. Under Title IX, Georgia public schools were already required to provide equal sports opportunities for female students. However, the Equity in Sports Act further solidified Title IX requirements by providing for additional reporting and enforcement at the state level. The Equity in Sports Act passed both the House and Senate in the Georgia General Assembly, and Governor Roy Barnes signed the bill into law on March 15, 2000 and the law came into effect on July 1, 2000.
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Language of Materials
Stephanie Stuckey Benfield served as the representative for the 85th District of the State of Georgia from 1999-2013. The collection documents her involvement in drafting and cosponsoring the Equity in Sports Act of 2000 in Georgia. The collection contains background material consulted when drafting the legislation such as other states' laws and reporting mechanisms, information and court cases about Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, federal regulations regarding Title IX, and numerous news articles and editorials about gender equity in sports. Also included are meeting notes, promotional material, and letters of support from constituents.
Donated by Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, December 2007.
Processed by Janet DeForest at the item level for the Georgia Archives Institute, June 2009. Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
- DeKalb County (Ga.)
- Decatur (Ga.)
- Georgia. General Assembly. House of Representatives
- Sex discrimination against women
- Sex discrimination in sports -- Law and legislation
- Sports for women -- Law and legislation
- United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX
- United States. Education Amendments of 1973
- Women politicians
- Benfield, Stephanie Stuckey (Person)
- Stephanie Stuckey Benfield:
- A Guide to Her Equity in Sports Act Collection at Georgia State University Library
- Janet DeForest
- 18 June 2009
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
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