OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 437

AN ACT CONCERNING A TWO-GENERATIONAL INITIATIVE.

SUMMARY

By law, the Two-Generational Initiative is a statewide initiative to foster family economic self-sufficiency in low-income households through a comprehensive two-generational service delivery approach. This bill makes several changes to the initiative related to data sharing.

By September 1, 2018, the bill requires the Two-Generational Advisory Council to consult with the Attorney General's office, Office of Policy and Management, and the Connecticut Preschool through Twenty and Workforce Information Network (P20 WIN) to develop a uniform approach to facilitate data sharing among the initiative's partner agencies in accordance with state and federal law.

The law requires the council, by December 31, 2018, to report certain information (e.g., recommendations to eliminate barriers to the initiative's success) to designated legislative committees. The bill requires this report to also include recommendations to improve data sharing among partner agencies. It also adds the Labor Committee to the list of report recipients.

The law designates the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) as the initiative's coordinating agency for the Executive Branch. The bill specifies that OEC is responsible for coordinating the initiative's agency efforts and data sharing.

Finally, the bill requires the Department of Social Services commissioner to disclose information to the labor and OEC commissioners for initiative-related purposes.

The bill also makes technical changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Human Services Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

19

Nay

0

(03/22/2018)