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Substitute House Bill No. 5816

Special Act No. 11-7

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP ON YOUTH VIOLENCE.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) The Commissioner of Children and Families, in consultation with the Commissioners of Public Safety, Education and Social Services and the Chief Court Administrator, shall convene a working group to study and make recommendations on ways to reduce youth violence. Said working group shall include, but not be limited to, representatives of local law enforcement agencies, providers of services to youths exposed to violence, local boards of education and organizations with expertise in juvenile delinquency or youth violence matters.

(b) Not later than January 1, 2012, the working group shall report its findings, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public safety, education, human services and the judiciary.

Approved July 8, 2011