Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 5243
Session Year 2022


To require the Department of Public Health to administer the Connecticut School Health Survey to students in high schools; to require school personnel to complete training when a student in the school has been the victim of abuse by an adult; to require the Department of Children and Families to develop or adopt bystander training, appropriate interaction with children training, investigative training and victim sensitivity training programs; to extend the statute of limitations for failure to report as a mandated reporter from one year to three years; to authorize the Department of Education to suspend an educator's teaching license if an allegation of abuse or neglect has been substantiated; to require school districts and child care providers to conduct investigations of allegations of abuse or neglect in accordance with a checklist developed by the Department of Children and Families; to require the Department of Education and the Office of Early Childhood to develop a screening checklist for the hiring of prospective employees; and to make such training programs available to youth-serving and religious organizations.

Introduced by:
Committee on Children

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Co-sponsors for Amendment LCO:

Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 5/24/2022Signed by the Governor
 5/17/2022Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
 5/17/2022Transmitted to the Secretary of State
 5/13/2022(LCO)Public Act 22-87
 5/4/2022On Consent Calendar / In Concurrence
 5/4/2022Senate Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
 5/4/2022Senate Adopted House Amendment Schedule A
 4/18/2022(LCO)File Number 514
 4/18/2022Senate Calendar Number 374
 4/18/2022Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
 4/13/2022House Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
 4/13/2022House Rejected House Amendment Schedule B 4619
 4/13/2022House Adopted House Amendment Schedule A 4630
 4/4/2022(LCO)File Number 274
 4/4/2022House Calendar Number 206
 4/4/2022Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
 4/4/2022(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/28/2022(LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/04/22 12:00 PM
 3/17/2022(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/15/2022(KID)Joint Favorable Substitute
 2/25/2022Public Hearing 03/01
 2/24/2022Referred to Joint Committee on Children

Co-sponsors of HB-5243

Rep. Mitch Bolinsky, 106th Dist.
Sen. Saud Anwar, 3rd Dist.
Rep. John-Michael Parker, 101st Dist.
Rep. Eleni Kavros DeGraw, 17th Dist.
Rep. John K. Hampton, 16th Dist.
Rep. Tom Delnicki, 14th Dist.
Rep. Robin E. Comey, 102nd Dist.
Rep. Charles J. Ferraro, 117th Dist.
Rep. Brian T. Smith, 48th Dist.
Rep. Christine Conley, 40th Dist.
Rep. Geraldo C. Reyes, 75th Dist.
Rep. Matthew Ritter, 1st Dist.
Rep. Bill Buckbee, 67th Dist.
Rep. Jason Perillo, 113th Dist.
Rep. Holly H. Cheeseman, 37th Dist.

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