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Substitute House Bill No. 5400

Public Act No. 04-13


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

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 31-71b of the general statutes, as amended by section 1 of public act 03-11, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2004):

(c) This section shall not be construed to prohibit a local or regional board of education and a recognized or certified exclusive bargaining representative of its certified or noncertified employees [or paraprofessionals] from including within their collective bargaining agreement a schedule for the payment of wages to certified employees or [paraprofessionals] noncertified employees that differs from the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of this section. [For purposes of this subsection, "paraprofessional" means an employee of a local or regional board of education who holds a position that does not require a certificate issued by the State Board of Education and who serves as an instructional or administrative assistant for such local or regional board of education. ]

Approved April 16, 2004