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Amendment

 

February Session, 2018

LCO No. 5091

   
 

*HB0544605091HRO*

Offered by:

 

REP. O'DEA, 125th Dist.

REP. CANDELORA, 86th 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. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a task force to study issues relating to the governance, financing, general conduct and role of interscholastic athletics programs offered at high schools in the state. Such study shall include, but not be limited to, an examination of the following: (1) Barriers to participation in sanctioned interscholastic athletic activities, (2) the impact of nonsanctioned activities on interscholastic sports participation, (3) financing of interscholastic athletic teams, (4) policies regarding performance reviews of interscholastic athletics by school districts, (5) the length of the athletic season for specific sports and restrictions on participation in interscholastic athletics, (6) academic requirements for participation in interscholastic athletics, (7) safety and sportsmanship of participants and spectators, and (8) issues relating to the participation of students enrolled in nonpublic schools and schools of choice.

(b) The task force shall consist of the following members:

(1) One appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

(2) One appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate;

(3) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives;

(4) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate;

(5) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;

(6) One appointed by the Senate Republican president pro tempore;

(7) A representative of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference;

(8) A representative of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association;

(9) A representative of the Connecticut Athletic Directors Association;

(10) A representative of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education;

(11) A representative of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents; and

(12) A representative of the Connecticut Parent Teacher Association.

(c) Any member of the task force appointed under subdivision (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) or (6) of subsection (b) of this section may be a member of the General Assembly.

(d) All appointments to the task force shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(e) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall select the chairpersons of the task force from among the members of the task force. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the task force, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.

(f) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education shall serve as administrative staff of the task force.

(g) Not later than January 1, 2019, the task force shall submit a report on its findings and recommendations 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. The task force shall not terminate until the date it submits such report.

Sec. 502. Section 13 of public act 17-173 is repealed. (Effective from passage)"

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

Sec. 501

from passage

New section

Sec. 502

from passage

Repealer section