OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5315

AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION AND THE REDUCTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires local and regional school boards, as part of the in-service training they must offer to certified employees, to include information on teen dating violence and domestic violence in the health and mental health risk reduction education information they must provide to those employees.

It also requires the State Board of Education (SBE) to help and encourage the boards to include domestic violence and teen dating violence as a separate topic in their in-service training programs for certified professional employees. The SBE must provide the assistance within available appropriations and using available material.

Finally, the bill expressly allows boards to permit paraprofessionals and noncertified employees to participate voluntarily in the in-service training programs for certified personnel.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2010

COMMITTEE ACTION

Education Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

32

Nay

0

(03/19/2010)