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Amendment

 

February Session, 2018

LCO No. 5067

   
 

*HB0544605067HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th Dist.

REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5446

File No. 447

Cal. No. 318

"AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES."

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

"Sec. 501. Section 10-95q of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) (1) On or after July 1, 2017, until June 30, [2020] 2021, the Technical Education and Career System board may recommend a candidate for superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System to the Commissioner of Education. The commissioner may hire or reject any candidate for superintendent recommended by the board. If the commissioner rejects a candidate for superintendent, the board shall recommend another candidate for superintendent to the commissioner. The term of office of the superintendent hired under this subdivision shall expire on June 30, [2020] 2021.

(2) On and after July 1, [2020] 2021, the Technical Education and Career System board shall recommend a candidate for superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System to the executive director of the Technical Education and Career System. The executive director may hire or reject any candidate for superintendent recommended by the board. If the executive director rejects a candidate for superintendent, the board shall recommend another candidate for superintendent to the executive director. The term of office of the superintendent hired under this subdivision shall be three years and may be extended for no more than three years at any one time.

(b) The superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System shall be responsible for the operation and administration of the technical education and career schools and all other matters relating to vocational, technical, technological and postsecondary education in the system.

Sec. 502. Section 10-99f of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2011, to June 30, [2019] 2020, inclusive, the budget for the Technical Education and Career System shall (1) be a separate budgeted agency from the Department of Education, and (2) include a separate (A) educational account for educational and school-based accounts and expenditures, and (B) noneducational account.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Governor, when considering reductions in allotment requisitions or allotments in force, shall give priority to the educational needs of the system and instructional staffing needs, as identified in the statement of staffing needs submitted by the superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System pursuant to section 10-99g, and every effort shall be made to avoid impairment of the system's educational mission and interruption to instructional time during such consideration.

Sec. 503. Section 10-99f of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes, as amended by section 9 of public act 17-237, is repealed and the following is substituted thereof (Effective July 1, 2020):

(a) For the fiscal year ending June 30, [2020] 2021, and each fiscal year thereafter, the budget for the Technical Education and Career System shall (1) be a separate budgeted agency, and (2) include a separate (A) educational account for educational and school-based accounts and expenditures, and (B) noneducational account.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Governor, when considering reductions in allotment requisitions or allotments in force, shall give priority to the educational needs of the system and instructional staffing needs, as identified in the statement of staffing needs submitted by the superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System pursuant to section 10-99g, [as amended by this act,] and every effort shall be made to avoid impairment of the system's educational mission and interruption to instructional time during such consideration.

Sec. 504. Section 10-99h of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, [and June 30, 2019] to June 30, 2020, inclusive, the superintendent of the Technical Education and Career System shall create and maintain a list that includes an inventory of all technical and vocational equipment, supplies and materials purchased or obtained and used in the provision of career technical education in each technical education and career school and across the Technical Education and Career System. The board shall consult such list (1) during the preparation of the budget for the Technical Education and Career System, pursuant to section 10-99g, (2) prior to purchasing or obtaining any new equipment, supplies or materials, and (3) for the purpose of sharing equipment, supplies and materials among technical education and career schools.

(b) For the fiscal year ending June 30, [2020] 2021, and each fiscal year thereafter, the executive director of the Technical Education and Career System shall create and maintain a list that includes an inventory of all technical and vocational equipment, supplies and materials purchased or obtained and used in the provision of career technical education in each technical education and career school and across the Technical Education and Career System. The executive director shall consult such list (1) during the preparation of the budget for the Technical Education and Career System, pursuant to section 10-99g, (2) prior to purchasing or obtaining any new equipment, supplies or materials, and (3) for the purpose of sharing equipment, supplies and materials among technical education and career schools.

Sec. 505. Section 16 of public act 17-237, as amended by section 79 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

For the fiscal [year] years ending June 30, 2018, to June 30, 2020, inclusive, the State Board of Education shall hire a consultant to (1) assist the Technical Education and Career System board with the development of a transition plan for the Technical Education and Career System, (2) identify and provide recommendations concerning which services could be provided more efficiently through or in conjunction with another local or regional board of education, municipality or state agency by means of a memorandum of understanding with the Technical Education and Career System, and (3) identify efficiencies, best practices and cost savings in procurement. Such consultant shall consult with the administrative and professional staff of the Technical Education and Career System in the development of the transition plan and recommendations described in subdivision (2) of this section. Not later than January 1, [2019] 2020, the state board shall submit a report on the transition plan and such identified services and any recommendations for legislation necessary to implement such transition plan and such identified services 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.

Sec. 506. Section 18 of public act 17-237 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018, [and June 30, 2019] to June 30, 2020, inclusive, the Department of Education shall (1) provide training to those persons employed by the department within the Technical Education and Career System who will be responsible for performing central office and administrative functions for the system on and after July 1, [2019] 2020, and (2) identify those persons within the system who can be trained to perform multiple functions or responsibilities for the system.

Sec. 507. (Effective from passage) Sections 5, 10 and 20 of public act 17-237 shall take effect July 1, 2020.

Sec. 508. (Effective from passage) Section 2 of public act 17-237, as amended by section 73 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, shall take effect July 1, 2020.

Sec. 509. (Effective from passage) Section 4 of public act 17-237, as amended by section 74 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, shall take effect July 1, 2020.

Sec. 510. (Effective from passage) Section 6 of public act 17-237, as amended by section 279 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, shall take effect July 1, 2020.

Sec. 511. (Effective from passage) Section 7 of public act 17-237, as amended by section 287 of public act 17-2 of the June special session, shall take effect July 1, 2020."

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

Sec. 501

from passage

10-95q

Sec. 502

from passage

10-99f

Sec. 503

July 1, 2020

10-99f

Sec. 504

from passage

10-99h

Sec. 505

from passage

PA 17-237, Sec. 16

Sec. 506

from passage

PA 17-237, Sec. 18

Sec. 507

from passage

New section

Sec. 508

from passage

New section

Sec. 509

from passage

New section

Sec. 510

from passage

New section

Sec. 511

from passage

New section