OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-1138

AN ACT CONCERNING THE STRENGTHENING OF SCHOOL BULLYING LAWS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6069

File Copy No.: 427

Senate Calendar No.: 243

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Local and Regional School Districts

STATE MANDATE - Cost

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Explanation

The amendment makes two changes it: (1) adds youth suicide to the material contained in the training component of the underlying bill, which is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact, and (2) requires local and regional boards of education to offer in-service training on youth suicide and school bullying. Requiring local and regional boards of education to offer in-service training could result in a minimal cost to districts. If districts are able to utilize existing staff to provide the training, there would be no additional cost. However, if a district hires a consultant to provide the training it is anticipated that the half-day expense could be up to $500.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.