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Substitute Senate Bill No. 403

Public Act No. 08-148

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ROLE OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN THE TEACHER CERTIFICATION REVOCATION PROCESS.

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

Section 1. Subdivision (2) of subsection (m) of section 10-145b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2008):

(2) When the Commissioner of Education is notified, pursuant to section 10-149a or 17a-101i that a person holding a certificate, authorization or permit issued by the State Board of Education under the provisions of sections 10-144o to 10-149, inclusive, has been convicted of (A) a capital felony, pursuant to section 53a-54b, (B) arson murder, pursuant to section 53a-54d, (C) a class A felony, (D) a class B felony, except a violation of section 53a-122, 53a-252 or 53a-291, (E) a crime involving an act of child abuse or neglect as described in section 46b-120 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, or (F) a violation of section 53-21 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 53-37a of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 53a-60b, 53a-60c, 53a-71 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 53a-72a, 53a-72b, 53a-73a of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 53a-88, 53a-99, 53a-103a, 53a-181c, 53a-191, 53a-196, 53a-196c of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 53a-216, 53a-217b or 21a-278 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes or subsection (a) of section 21a-277, any certificate, permit or authorization issued by the State Board of Education and held by such person shall be deemed revoked and the commissioner shall notify such person of such revocation, provided such person may request reconsideration pursuant to regulations adopted by the State Board of Education, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. As part of such reconsideration process, the board shall make the initial determination as to whether to uphold or overturn the revocation. The commissioner shall make the final determination as to whether to uphold or overturn the revocation.

Approved June 12, 2008