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General Assembly



January Session, 2009

LCO No. 6949



Offered by:


SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 349

File No. 700

Cal. No. 479

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2009) The Department of Education shall study whether the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana under section 1 of this act results in an increase in the rate of usage of marijuana by school students. The department shall conduct a survey of marijuana usage by school students according to grade level as of October 1, 2009, October 1, 2011, and October 1, 2014. Not later than January 1, 2010, January 1, 2012, and January 1, 2015, the department shall report the findings of its most recent survey to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education and judiciary in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes. "