Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 5348
Session Year 2024


To (1) specify the duties and qualifications of paraeducators, (2) change references to "paraprofessional" to "paraeducator", (3) require the Department of Economic and Community Development to distribute ARPA funds allocated to the department for paraeducator professional development, (4) extend the health savings account subsidy program to the next fiscal year, (5) require the Comptroller to (A) establish a premium subsidy program for paraeducators who are covered by a health benefit plan that is not a high deductible health plan, and (B) conduct a cost-benefit analysis of boards of education providing coverage through a partnership plan, (6) establish a minimum salary for paraeducators, (7) require the Office of Policy and Management to pay the difference between the current and required minimum salary for paraeducators, and (8) repeal a program to provide a stipend to paraeducators to purchase a qualified health plan through the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange.

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Education Committee

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Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 3/25/2024Favorable Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Appropriations
 3/25/2024Favorable Change of Reference, House to Committee on Appropriations
 3/25/2024(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/22/2024(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/20/2024(ED)Joint Favorable Substitute Change of Reference Appropriations
 3/1/2024Public Hearing 03/06
 2/29/2024Referred to Joint Committee on Education

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