House Bill No. 5471
               House Bill No. 5471

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-98


AN ACT CONCERNING ATTENDANCE AND MEMBERSHIP ON THE
ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Subsection  (b) of section 10-76i
of  the  general  statutes  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (b)   Said   advisory   council   shall  elect
annually its own chairperson and other officers as
deemed  necessary. The council shall meet at least
once during each  calendar  quarter  and  at  such
other  times as the chairperson deems necessary or
upon the request  of  a  majority  of  members  in
office.  A  majority of the members in office, but
not less than ten, shall constitute a quorum.  Any
member  [who  fails  to  attend  three consecutive
meetings or] who fails to attend fifty per cent of
all  meetings  held during any calendar year shall
be  deemed  to  have  resigned  from  office.  The
designee  of  the  Commissioner of Education shall
meet with and  act  as  secretary  to  [said]  THE
advisory  council.  Members of [said] THE advisory
council  shall  serve  without  compensation,  but
shall  be  reimbursed  for all reasonable expenses
incurred in the performance of their  duties.  The
state   Department   of  Education  shall  provide
secretarial  and  administrative   assistance   to
facilitate  the  activity  of  [said] THE advisory
council. The Department of Higher Education  shall
appoint  a  liaison  person to [said] THE advisory
council.
    Sec.  2.  This  act shall take effect from its
passage.

Approved June 6, 1997