CEA TESTIMONY

March

MAR 21

SB 5323 An Act Establishing A Working Group To Consolidate Or Eliminate Certain Professional Development Requirements And In-service Training Requirements For Educators

Testimony of Kate Field, before the Education Committee

SB 442 An Act Increasing The Amount Of The Teachers’ Retirement System Health Insurance Subsidy

Testimony of Robyn Kaplan-Cho, before the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee

SB 429 AAC Authorization of State Grant Commitments for School Building Projects and Revisions to the School Building Project Statutes

Testimony of Louis Rosado Burch, before the Education Committee

SB 273 An Act Concerning Teacher Certification

Testimony of Joslyn DeLancey, before the Education Committee

SB 1 An Act Concerning Childhood Mental and Physical Health Services In Schools

Testimony of Donald E. Williams, Jr., before the Education Committee

Testimony of Lesley Keener, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Anne Varrone-Lederle, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Cheryl Montalvo, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Chiara Ferraro, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Cynthia Boyle, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Deborah Hull, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Hollyann Moriarty, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Katy Reddick, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Kevin Doherty, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Kristina Lee, before the Education Committee

HB 5479 AAC Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Testimony of Louis Rosado Burch, before the Public Health Committee

HB 5476 An Act Concerning the Provision of Partial Fee Reductions by Municipal Stormwater Authorities and the Inclusion of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems In School Building Project Grant Payments

Testimony of Louis Rosado Burch, before the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee

HB 5038 An Act Implementing The Governor’s Budget Recommendations Concerning Education

Testimony of Kate Dias, before the Education Committee

MAR 18

SB 396 AAC Revisions To The Teachers’ Retirement System Statutes

Testimony of Kate Dias, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Robyn Kaplan-Cho, before the Appropriations Committee

SB 107 An Act Concerning the Teachers’ Retirement System Health Insurance

Testimony of Robyn Kaplan-Cho, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Bill Murray, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Barbara Kane, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Beverly Yirigian, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Claire Weitzman, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Colleen Moore, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of David Burgess, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of David Yolen, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Deborah Sullivan, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Debra Pegnataro, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Diane Hyland-Aubin, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Donna Valli, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Donna Waite, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Donna Wescott, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Eleanor Frohlich, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Elizabeth Cafasso, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Eugene Bernard, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Frances Bellina, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Frances Nelson, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Gail Schwartzkroin, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of James Ward, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Janet A O’Connell, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Janet Scully, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Janice Giroux, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Jeanette Kildea, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Jennifer Sardo, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Joel Nelson, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Joseph Jankowski, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Joseph Tomanelli, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Joy Marino, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Kathleen Ciarlo, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Keith Gregorian-Michaelsen, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Kerstin Rao, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Kim Roth, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Kristina Cimini, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Laurie Mazich Semprebon, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Laurie Petrin, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Lisa Williams, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Loyola Welsh, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Lucia Dunham, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Mark Grudzien, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Myles Cohen, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Nancy Garry, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Nancy Wimer, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Patricia Breen, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Patricia Cole, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Rebecca Hastings, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Ruth-Ellen Hunt, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Scott Eldridge, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Steve Archibald, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Terry Lee Rende, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Thomas Negrelli, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Toni Rivera, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Venera Hasson, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Nancy Wolf, before the Appropriations Committee

MAR 15

SB 423 An Act Improving Indoor Air Quality In Public School Classrooms

Testimony of Louis Rosado Burch, before the Public Health Committee

Testimony of Kate Dias, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Donald Williams, Jr., before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Anne Pember, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Anthony Della Calce, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Courtney Leivers, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Jessica Daniel, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Jessica Grossman, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Kelley Regan O’Brien, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Kyle Astle, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Laura Dickey, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Louise Morrison, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Matthew Tiscia, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Michelle Daigle, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Nickolas Sheikh, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Sarah Holland, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Tara Karlson, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Victoria Kuan, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Sarah Lefebvre, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Kristen Cannon, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony of Michele Lovallo, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

SB 422 An Act Concerning the Essential Workers COVID-19 Assistance Program

Testimony of Melanie I. Kolek, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

SB 356 AA Requiring the Insurance Commissioner to Consider Affordability as a Factor in Reviewing Individual and Group Health Insurance Policy Premium Rate Filings

SB 357 AAC Copay Accumulator Programs and High Deductible Health Plans

Testimony of Suzanne Haviland, before the Insurance and Real Estate Committee

MAR 10

SB 271 An Act Concerning Student Loans

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, before the Banking Committee

MAR 8

SB 318 An Act Concerning Captive Audience Meetings

Testimony of Kate Dias, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

SB 321 An Act Expanding Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries for All Employees
HB 5356 An Act Concerning Pandemic Pay for Essential Workers
SB 312 An Act Concerning the Expansion of Connecticut Paid Sick Days
SB 317 An Act Concerning Unemployment for Striking Employees

Testimony of Melanie Kolek, before the the Labor and Public Employees Committee

MAR 4

HB 5286 An Act Concerning The Development of a New Preservice Performance Assessment for Teacher Preparation Programs
HB 5287 An Act Concerning Remote Learning in Connecticut

Testimony of Kate Dias, before the Education Committee

HB 5286 An Act Concerning the Development of a New Preservice Performance Assessment for Teacher Preparation Programs

Testimony of Katherine Grant, before the Education Committee.

Testimony of CEA members, before the Education Committee

SB 227 An Act Concerning Magnet School Program Funding

Testimony of CREC Educators, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Theodore Martinez, before the Education Committee

SB 229 An Act Concerning the Charter School Approval Process

Testimony of Danbury Teachers, before the Education Committee

SB 231 An Act Concerning the State Education Resource Center
HB 5282 An Act Concerning the Inclusion of Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies in the Public School Curriculum and Prohibiting the Disaggregation of Student Data by Ethnic Subgroups in the Public School Information System
HB 5285 An Act Concerning the Public School Curriculum

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, before the Education Committee

HB 5280 An Act Concerning the Provision of Bilingual Education in Connecticut
SB 232 An Act Concerning the Excess Cost Grant for Special Education
SB 227 An Act Concerning Magnet School Program Funding
HB 5283 An Act Concerning the Education Cost Sharing Grant Formula and the Funding of Other Education Programs
SB 229 An Act Concerning the Charter School Approval Process

Testimony of Orlando Rodriguez, before the Education Committee

MAR 3

HB 5250 Act Concerning Minor and Technical Changes To The Workers Compensation Act

Testimony of Melanie Kolek, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

MAR 1

HB 5266 Student Work Release Policies

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, before the Commerce Committee

HB 5243 An Act Concerning Adult Sexual Misconduct

Testimony of Adrienne DeLucca, before the Committee on Children

February

FEB 25

SB 2 An Act Expanding Preschool And Mental And Behavioral Services For Children

Testimony of Kate Dias, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Joslyn DeLancey, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Donald Williams, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

HB 5001 AAC Children’s Mental Health

Testimony of Kate Dias, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Joslyn DeLancey, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Donald Williams, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Kate Field, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Anne Varrone-Lederle, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Cheryl Montalvo, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Chiara Ferraro, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Courtney Leivers, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Curtis Darragh IV, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Cynthia Boyle, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Hollyann Moriarty, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Jill Soucy, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Kathleen Dravis, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Kevin Doherty, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Kristina Lee, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Laura Deponte, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Deborah Hull, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

Testimony of Janice Jones, before the Public Health Committee & Committee on Children

FEB 22

Commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Education

Testimony of Joslyn DeLancey, before the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee

FEB 18

HB 5037 An Act Adjusting The State Budget For The Biennium Ending June 30, 2023 DAS Agency Budget

Testimony of Kate Dias, before the Appropriations Committee

April

APR 20

SB 1106: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT EQUITABLE INVESTMENT FUND AND DEDICATING CERTAIN REVENUES TO SAID FUND

Testimony of Jeff Leake, before the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee

Testimony of Donald Williams, before the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee

MARCH

MAR 31

HB 6667 AAC THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE POLICY AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

Testimony of Jeff Leake, before the Judiciary Committee

MAR 26

SB 705 ESTABLISHING AN OFFICE OF PANDEMIC AND PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS

Testimony of Jeff Leake, before the Appropriations Committee

HB 6662 AA DECLARING RACISM AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS AND ESTABLISHING THE COMMISSION ON RACIAL EQUITY IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Testimony of Tom Nicholas, before the Committee on Appropriations

S.B. No. 1080 AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM

S.B. 1081 AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTEREST RATE RELATING TO TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM COST-OF-LIVING ALLOWANCES AND RESERVING CERTAIN LOTTERY FUND REVENUE FOR THE CONNECTICUT TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT FUND BONDS SPECIAL CAPITAL RESERVE FUND

S.B. 1082 AN ACT CONCERNING A RETIRED TEACHER ADVISORY COUNCIL, THE MEMBERSHIP OF AND TERM LIMITS FOR THE TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT BOARD, A CAP ON CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL FEES PAID BY THE BOARD, AND MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTAL PLANS FOR RETIRED TEACHERS

Testimony of Robyn Kaplan-Cho, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of William Murray, before the Appropriations Committee

MAR 24

HB 6654 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CHILD TAX CREDIT AGAINST THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX

Testimony of Donald Williams, Jr., before the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee

MAR 22

HB 6448 AA EXPANDING ACCESS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND MODERNIZING LOCAL GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

HB 6644 AAC A STUDY OF CERTAIN PROPERTY TAX REFORMS

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, before the Planning and Development Committee

MAR 18

SB 1049 AAC High Deductible Health Plans

Testimony of Tom Lally, before the Insurance and Real Estate Committee

MAR 17

SB 1053 AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO SCHOOLS SERVED BY THE CAPITOL REGION EDUCATION COUNCIL

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, before the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee

SB 1034 AAC MINORITY TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

Testimony of Tom Nicholas, before the Committee on Education

Testimony of Faith Sweeney, before the Education Committee

SB 1032 AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES

SB 1033 AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND FINANCIAL LITERACY AS PART OF THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

SB 1035 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW PRESERVICE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT FOR TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS

HB 6617 AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION OF STATE GRANT COMMITMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS AND REVISIONS TO THE SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS STATUTES

HB 6618 AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN FUNDING ISSUES AFFECTING BOARDS OF EDUCATION

HB 6619 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A KINDERGARTEN TO EIGHT GRADE MODEL CURRICULUM

HB 6620 AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIGHT TO READ AND ADDRESSING OPPORTUNITY GAPS AND EQUITY IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, before the Education Committee

SB1 AN ACT EQUALIZING COMPREHENSIVE ACCESS TO MENTAL, BEHAVIORAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH CARE IN RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC.

Testimony of Jeff Leake, before the Committee on Public Health

H.B. 6621 (RAISED) ASSORTED REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EDUCATION STATUTES

Testimony of Kate Field, before the Education Committee

H.B. No. 6617 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION OF STATE GRANT COMMITMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS AND REVISIONS TO THE SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS STATUTES

Testimony of Donald E. Williams, Jr., before the Education Committee

HB 6616 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROCESS FOR FUNDING A NEW CHARTER SCHOOL