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File No. 135

    February Session, 2018

Substitute Senate Bill No. 318

Senate, March 29, 2018

The Committee on Children reported through SEN. MOORE, M. of the 22nd Dist. and SEN. SUZIO of the 13th Dist., Chairpersons of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY INTERVENTIONS FOR AT-RISK YOUTH.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a task force to study interventions for at-risk youth. Such study shall include, but need not be limited to, an examination of the ways in which youth-serving agencies in the state can effectively collaborate to identify and serve youths that are less likely to successfully transition to adulthood.

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

(1) The Commissioner of Children and Families, or the commissioner's designee;

(2) The Child Advocate, or the Child Advocate's designee;

(3) The Commissioner of Social Services, or the commissioner's designee;

(4) The Commissioner of Early Childhood, or the commissioner's designee;

(5) The Commissioner of Education, or the commissioner's designee;

(6) The executive director of the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Branch, or the executive director's designee; and

(7) A representative of a youth service bureau established pursuant to section 10-19m of the general statutes, who shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Education.

(c) The Commissioner of Children and Families shall select the chairperson of the task force from among the members of the task force. Such chairperson 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.

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

(e) 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 children, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. The task force shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or January 1, 2019, whichever is later.

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

KID

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 establishes a task force to study interventions for at-risk youth. The task force shall submit its findings and recommendations to the children's committee by January 1, 2019.

Section 2-15b of the CGS prohibits transportation allowances for those members traveling to or from any meeting of such task force; hence there is no fiscal impact.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 318

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY INTERVENTIONS FOR AT-RISK YOUTH.

SUMMARY

The Office of Legislative Research does not analyze Special Acts.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Committee on Children

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

12

Nay

0

(03/15/2018)

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