Substitute House Bill No. 6828

Public Act No. 5

An Act Concerning Transportation Costs in the OPEN Choice Program.

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

Section 1. Subsection (e) of section 10-266aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(e) The Department of Education shall provide [, within available appropriations,] grants to regional educational service centers or local or regional boards of education for the reasonable cost of transportation for students participating in the program. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, and each fiscal year thereafter, the department shall provide such grants within available appropriations, provided such grants do not exceed an amount equal to one thousand two hundred dollars for each student transported. The regional education service centers shall provide reasonable transportation services to high school students who wish to participate in supervised extracurricular activities.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved April 9, 1999