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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5485

 

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 837

 

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Referred to Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. LESSER, 100th Dist.

 

AN ACT DEFINING AN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETE AS AN EMPLOYEE FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PURPOSES IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to define a student of a public institution of higher education as an employee of such institution for the purposes of collective bargaining in accordance with the provisions of sections 5-270 to 5-280, inclusive, of the general statutes when the student (1) receives a scholarship from such institution or a foundation associated with such institution for not less than ninety per cent of the cost of tuition at such institution, (2) the scholarship is materially related to the student's expected participation in intercollegiate athletics, and (3) revenues generated by such institution in the prior academic year for the athletic program in which the student is expected to participate, when divided by the total number of students expected to participate in such athletic program, exceeds four hundred per cent of the value of such scholarship.

Statement of Purpose:

To provide for fair conditions for Connecticut student athletes.