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Amendment

 

January Session, 2011

LCO No. 7262

   
 

*SB0113807262SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th Dist.

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

SEN. STILLMAN, 20th Dist.

REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th Dist.

SEN. COLEMAN, 2nd Dist.

SEN. DUFF, 25th Dist.

SEN. DOYLE, 9th Dist.

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 1138

File No. 427

Cal. No. 243

Strike lines 3 to 24, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(a) As used in this section and sections 10-222g, as amended by this act, 10-222h, as amended by this act, and sections 4 and 9 of this act:

(1) "Bullying" means (A) the repeated use by one or more students of a written, oral or electronic communication, such as cyberbullying, directed at or referring to another student attending school in the same school district, or (B) a physical act or gesture by one or more students repeatedly directed at another student attending school in the same school district, that: (i) Causes physical or emotional harm to such student or damage to such student's property, (ii) places such student in reasonable fear of harm to himself or herself, or of damage to his or her property, (iii) creates a hostile environment at school for such student, (iv) infringes on the rights of such student at school, or (v) substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school. Bullying shall include, but not be limited to, a written, oral or electronic communication or physical act or gesture based on any actual or perceived differentiating characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic status, academic status, physical appearance, or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disability, or by association with an individual or group who has or is perceived to have one or more of such characteristics;"

In line 34, strike "photographs" and insert "images" in lieu thereof

In line 65, bracket "they" and after the closing bracket insert "students"

In line 77, strike "not later than ten school days" and insert "promptly" in lieu thereof

In line 93, strike ", not later than ten days after the"

Strike line 94 in its entirety

In line 95, strike "subsection,"

In line 96, strike "student's"

In line 96, after "safety" insert "of the student against whom such act was directed"

In line 104, strike "for purposes of the state-wide safe school climate"

In line 105, strike "resource network, described in section 4 of this act,"

In line 114, strike "prohibit the continuation and" and insert "direct the development of student safety support plans for students against whom an act of bullying was directed that address safety measures the school will take to protect such students against further acts of bullying, (14) requires the" in lieu thereof

Strike lines 115 and 116 in their entirety

In line 127, strike "victim" and insert "student against whom such bullying was directed" in lieu thereof

In line 128, strike "victim" and insert "student against whom such bullying was directed" in lieu thereof

In line 161, strike "created" and insert "approved" in lieu thereof

In line 201, strike "create,"

In line 202, strike "and"

In line 204, after "instruments" insert "approved by the department"

In line 208, after "trends" insert ". " and strike "and provide such information to the"

Strike line 209 in its entirety

In line 210, strike "of this act. "

Strike lines 221 to 227, inclusive, in their entirety

In line 228, strike the opening and closing brackets and "(c)"

In line 236, strike "collect and analyze bullying data" and insert "make available to all schools, information, training opportunities and resource materials to improve the school climate to diminish bullying. " in lieu thereof

Strike lines 237 to 242, inclusive, in their entirety

In line 268, after "resolution" insert ", the prevention of and response to youth suicide"

In line 278, after "on" insert "the identification and"

In line 278, after "of" insert "and response to"

In line 305, after "bullying" insert ", as defined in section 10-222d of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and the prevention of and response to youth suicide"

In line 316, strike "or"

In line 317, after "cyberbullying" insert ", or (7) information on the incidence of youth suicide, methods of identifying youths at risk of suicide and developmentally appropriate strategies for effective interventions to prevent youth suicide"

In line 326, after "bullying" insert ", as defined in section 10-222d, as amended by this act, and the prevention of and response to youth suicide"

In line 338, after "bullying" insert ", as defined in section 10-222d of the general statutes, as amended by this act,"

Strike line 371 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof: "year thereafter, the principal of each school shall establish a committee or designate at least one existing"

In line 372, strike "that is" and insert "to be" in lieu thereof

Strike lines 397 to 404, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 10. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2011) (a) No claim for damages shall be made against a school employee, as defined in section 10-222d of the general statutes, as amended by this act, who reports, investigates and responds to bullying, as defined in said section 10-222d, in accordance with the provisions of the safe school climate plan, described in said section 10-222d, if such school employee was acting in good faith in the discharge of his or her duties or within the scope of his or her employment. The immunity provided in this subsection does not apply to acts or omissions constituting gross, reckless, wilful or wanton misconduct. "

In line 407, strike ", as defined in section 10-222d of the general statutes, as"

In line 408, strike "amended by this act,"

In line 408, strike "as defined in said section"

In line 409, strike "10-222d,"

In line 409, strike "school district"

In line 410, strike "bullying" and insert "safe school climate" in lieu thereof

After line 413, insert:

"(c) No claim for damages shall be made against a local or regional board of education that implements the safe school climate plan, describe in section 10-222d of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and reports, investigates and responds to bullying, as defined in said section 10-222d, if such local or regional board of education was acting in good faith in the discharge of its duties. The immunity provided in this subsection does not apply to acts or omissions constituting gross, reckless, wilful or wanton misconduct. "