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General Assembly



January Session, 2013

LCO No. 6058



Offered by:


SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 1097

File No. 544

Cal. No. 389


After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (a) of section 10-3a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) There shall be a Department of Education which shall serve as the administrative arm of the State Board of Education. The department shall be under the direction of the Commissioner of Education, [whose appointment shall be recommended to the Governor] who shall be appointed by the State Board of Education for a term of four years to be coterminous with the term of the Governor. [Such appointment shall be in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-5 to 4-7, inclusive. ] The Commissioner of Education shall be the administrative officer of the department and shall administer, coordinate and supervise the activities of the department in accordance with the policies established by the board.

Sec. 502. Section 4-5 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

As used in sections 4-6, 4-7 and 4-8, the term "department head" means Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, Commissioner of Administrative Services, Commissioner of Revenue Services, Banking Commissioner, Commissioner of Children and Families, Commissioner of Construction Services, Commissioner of Consumer Protection, Commissioner of Correction, Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, State Board of Education, Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Public Health, Insurance Commissioner, Labor Commissioner, Liquor Control Commission, Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Commissioner of Social Services, Commissioner of Developmental Services, Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, Commissioner of Transportation, Commissioner of Veterans' Affairs, Commissioner of Housing, Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services and the executive director of the Office of Military Affairs. As used in sections 4-6 and 4-7, "department head" also means the [Commissioner of Education and the] president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

October 1, 2013


Sec. 502

October 1, 2013