OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5530 (as amended by House "A")*

AN ACT CONCERNING DISSECTION CHOICE.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires a local or regional school board to exempt a student who has his or her parent's or guardian's written consent from performing animal dissections as part of classroom instruction.

*House Amendment “A” replaces the original file (File 347), which prohibited a local or regional school board from requiring any student who raises a conscientious objection to perform animal dissection as part of his or her classroom instruction.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011

COMMITTEE ACTION

Education Committee

Change of Reference

Voice Vote

(02/09/2011)

Select Committee on Children

Joint Favorable Change of Reference

Yea

11

Nay

1

(03/03/2011)

Education Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

30

Nay

2

(03/17/2011)