Pullman & Comley 2017 “interim” legislative summary for schools

The Connecticut General Assembly enacted a number of laws during its 2017 regular session that will impact Connecticut schools. Among other things, bills have been enacted that: (1) “repeal and replace” last year’s radical enhancement of the alternative educational opportunity offered to students who are expelled from schools and that was supposed to take effect on August 15, 2017; (2) delay until July 1, 2018 the implementation of the Student Data Privacy Act, which was originally supposed to take effect on October 1, 2016; (3) further delay the revisions to high school graduation requirements; and (4) strengthen protections in the workplace for pregnant employees and veterans.

Due to the absence of a budget, the General Assembly will have to convene a “special session.” Bills that were not passed by both houses of the General Assembly during the 2017 regular session may still re-emerge during the “special session” or as part of the inevitable budget “implementer.” 

In the interim, we thought it would be useful to provide a concise description of the new laws with relevant commentary regarding their impact. For more detailed information regarding these legislative changes, please contact one of our attorneys.

PLEASE NOTE: An updated summary and discussion of laws that were passed during the 2017 session will be forthcoming from this firm after the conclusion of the upcoming “special session” and after our legislature has enacted a budgetStay tuned.

To read the Interim Legislative Update, please click here to view it on our website.

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