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File No. 126

    February Session, 2018

Substitute House Bill No. 5334

House of Representatives, March 29, 2018

The Committee on Education reported through REP. FLEISCHMANN of the 18th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION BY CONTRACTORS TO SUPERINTENDENTS OF SCHOOLS REGARDING INCIDENTS OF ARREST BY EMPLOYEES.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2018) Any contractor who (1) contracts with a local or regional board of education, and (2) receives information that an employee of such contractor, who is in a position involving direct contact with a student in a school under such board's jurisdiction, has been arrested, shall, not later than twenty-four hours after receipt of such information, notify the superintendent of schools for such board of such employee's arrest. Such notification shall be in writing and include the identity of such employee, and, if known by the contractor, the offense or offenses for which such employee was arrested and a brief description of the incident or incidents leading to the arrest.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2018

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

The bill makes procedural changes to private contractors and does not result in a cost to the state or municipalities.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5334

AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION BY CONTRACTORS TO SUPERINTENDENTS OF SCHOOLS REGARDING INCIDENTS OF ARREST BY EMPLOYEES.

SUMMARY

This bill requires certain contractors that receive information about an employee's arrest to notify the superintendent of schools about the arrest within 24 hours of learning of it. This requirement applies to any contractor that (1) contracts with a local or regional board of education and (2) employs an arrested individual who has direct contact with a student in a school under that board's jurisdiction.

The bill requires the contractor's notification to the superintendent to be in writing and include the employee's identity, and, if known, (1) the offense or offenses for which the employee was arrested and (2) a brief description of the incident or incidents leading to the arrest.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION

Education Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

36

Nay

0

(03/14/2018)

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