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General Assembly

File No. 534

    January Session, 2017

Substitute Senate Bill No. 954

Senate, April 11, 2017

The Committee on Education reported through SEN. SLOSSBERG of the 14th Dist. and SEN. BOUCHER of the 26th Dist., Chairpersons of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PLAN FOR UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL.

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

Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2017) The Department of Education, in consultation with the Office of Early Childhood, the Early Childhood Cabinet, established pursuant to section 10-16z of the general statutes, and two providers of private preschool programs, as selected by the Commissioner of Early Childhood, shall develop a plan for the provision of preschool to all children three and four years of age in the state for the school year commencing July 1, 2022, and each school year thereafter. Such plan shall include, but need not be limited to, the utilization of public and private preschool programs and assistance for local and regional boards of education to implement such plan. Not later than January 1, 2019, the department shall submit such plan and any recommendations for legislation necessary to implement such plan to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

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

Section 1

July 1, 2017

New section

ED

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do 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.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

There is no cost for the State Department of Education or the Office of Early Childhood to develop a plan related to universal preschool, as they have sufficient expertise in the area.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 954

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PLAN FOR UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL.

SUMMARY

The Office of Legislative Research does not analyze Special Acts.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Education Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

34

Nay

2

(03/22/2017)

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