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.

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Committee on Children

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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

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