Raised H.B. No. 6881
Session Year 2023


To (1) exclude mandated trainings from professional development programs for paraeducators, (2) include a paraeducator on professional development and evaluation committees, (3) require the collection of data concerning paraeducators on the state-wide public school information system, (4) require an annual report on paraeducator staffing levels, (5) require paraeducators to review a student's individualized education program with a supervisor, as needed, (6) require the establishment of a grant program to supplement teacher and paraeducator salaries, (7) establish a minimum salary for teachers and paraeducators, (8) require boards of education to (A) offer the Municipal Employee Health Insurance Plan to paraeducators, and (B) pay the employee contribution required under a retirement system for paraeducators, and (9) require the state to pay not less than fifty per cent of the cost to boards of education for providing the Municipal Employee Health Insurance Plan and for paying the employee contribution for retirement benefits.

Introduced by:
Education Committee

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Co-sponsors for Amendment LCO:

Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 3/27/2023Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Appropriations
 3/27/2023Change of Reference, House to Committee on Appropriations
 3/24/2023(ED)Change of Reference to Appropriations
 3/10/2023Public Hearing 03/15
 3/9/2023Referred to Joint Committee on Education

Co-sponsors of HB-6881

Sen. Jan Hochadel, 13th Dist.
Rep. Jason Doucette, 13th Dist.
Sen. Julie Kushner, 24th Dist.
Sen. Gary A. Winfield, 10th Dist.
Rep. Robyn A. Porter, 94th Dist.
Rep. Anne M. Hughes, 135th Dist.
Rep. Gary A. Turco, 27th Dist.
Rep. Emmanuel Sanchez, 24th Dist.
Rep. Joshua M. Hall, 7th Dist.
Rep. Maryam Khan, 5th Dist.
Rep. Anthony L. Nolan, 39th Dist.
Rep. Kadeem Roberts, 137th Dist.
Rep. Kai J. Belton, 100th Dist.
Rep. Ronald A. Napoli, 73rd Dist.
Rep. Dominique Johnson, 143rd Dist.
Rep. Eleni Kavros DeGraw, 17th Dist.
Rep. Kate Farrar, 20th Dist.
Rep. Juan R. Candelaria, 95th Dist.
Rep. David Michel, 146th Dist.
Rep. Henry J. Genga, 10th Dist.
Rep. Kevin Brown, 56th Dist.
Rep. Kara Rochelle, 104th Dist.
Sen. Derek Slap, 5th Dist.
Rep. Josh Elliott, 88th Dist.
Rep. Aundre Bumgardner, 41st Dist.
Rep. Fred Gee, 126th Dist.
Rep. Jane M. Garibay, 60th Dist.
Rep. Tom Delnicki, 14th Dist.
Rep. Robert Sanchez, 25th Dist.
Rep. Peter A. Tercyak, 26th Dist.

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