OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-1138

AN ACT CONCERNING THE STRENGTHENING OF SCHOOL BULLYING LAWS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6716

File Copy No.: 427

Senate Calendar No.: 243

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: See Below

Municipal Impact: See Below

Explanation

The amendment requires that students who are found to be bullies must serve an out-of-school suspension. This adds bullying as an exception to the current in-school suspension law. It is anticipated that few suspensions will result from bullying. However, if a district does have a large number of bullies, and the district is no longer required to provide such students with in-school suspension, the district could incur some marginal savings.

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.