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Substitute Senate Bill No. 886

Public Act No. 03-145

AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE PREVENTION COUNCIL AND INVESTMENT PRIORITIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 4-67u of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (c) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (c) The State Prevention Council shall determine long-term goals, strategies and outcome measures to promote the health and well being of children and families. Such goals include, but are not limited to: Cost-effective, research-based, early intervention strategies; an increase in pregnant women and newborns who are healthy; a decrease in the rate of child neglect and abuse; an increase in children who are ready for school; an increase in children who succeed in school; a decrease in children who are unsupervised after school; an increase in youth who choose healthy behaviors and become successful working adults; a decrease in juvenile suicide; a decrease in juvenile crime; and an increase in access to health care and stable housing. The council shall design a plan for inter-agency and intra-agency implementation of such goals and strategies and shall submit such plan, in accordance with section 11-4a, to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly, having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations not later than January 1, 2004.

Approved June 26, 2003