Education Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

SB-1057

Title:

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A ROLLING THREE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND CAPITAL EQUIPMENT PLAN FOR THE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM.

Vote Date:

3/19/2015

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable

PH Date:

3/11/2015

File No.:

SPONSORS OF BILL:

Education Committee

REASONS FOR BILL:

The Bill mandates that the Connecticut Technical High School System prepare and submit an annual, rolling capital improvement and capital equipment plan on a three year rotation, instead of current statute which requires one plan every five years.

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

Interim Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell, State Department of Education: The State Department of Education supports the bill, as the bill is a request of the Connecticut Technical High School System. The Department believes that “given the rapid pace of emerging technologies…projecting capital needs once every five years is unrealistic.”

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

None Expressed

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

None Expressed

Reported by: Joshua Flores, Assistant Clerk

Date: 3/24/2015