Connecticut Seal

General Assembly



February Session, 2018

LCO No. 4521



Offered by:



REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd Dist.

REP. CURREY, 11th Dist.

REP. GREEN, 55th Dist.

REP. CARPINO, 32nd Dist.


REP. FUSCO, 81st Dist.

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5446

File No. 447

Cal. No. 318


Strike section 3 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 3. Subsection (d) of section 10-16b of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(d) The State Board of Education shall make available curriculum materials and such other materials as may assist local and regional boards of education in developing instructional programs pursuant to this section. The State Board of Education, within available appropriations and utilizing available resource materials, shall assist and encourage local and regional boards of education to include: (1) Holocaust and genocide education and awareness; (2) the historical events surrounding the Great Famine in Ireland; (3) African-American history; (4) Puerto Rican history; (5) Native American history; (6) personal financial management, including, but not limited to, financial literacy as developed in the plan provided under section 10-16pp; (7) training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators; (8) labor history and law, including organized labor, the collective bargaining process, existing legal protections in the workplace, the history and economics of free market capitalism and entrepreneurialism, and the role of labor and capitalism in the development of the American and world economies; [and] (9) topics approved by the state board upon the request of local or regional boards of education as part of the program of instruction offered pursuant to subsection (a) of this section; and (10) instruction relating to the Safe Haven Act, sections 17a-57 to 17a-61, inclusive."

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

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2018) The Department of Children and Families shall provide instructional materials relating to the Safe Haven Act, sections 17a-57 to 17a-61, inclusive, of the general statutes, to (1) a local or regional board of education, upon request of such board, and (2) the State Board of Education, not later than October 1, 2018, for the purpose of assisting the state board in meeting its responsibility of making available curriculum materials pursuant to subsection (d) of section 10-16b of the general statutes, as amended by this act."

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

Sec. 3

July 1, 2018


Sec. 501

July 1, 2018

New section