LEGISLATOR REPORT CARD

Devlin, Laura

Devlin, Laura

134th District (R)

Towns Represented
Fairfield (p), Trumbull (p)

Committees
Transportation (Ranking Member); Education; Finance, Revenue and Bonding

Scores
2017-2018 65.74%
2019-2020 63%
Average 63%

Voting Record

Year Vote Name Score
2019 JANUS HB 6935

Favorable vote indicates support for union access to workplaces and the right to organize.

2019 2019 Budget HB 7424

Favorable vote indicates support for the budget which increased ECS funds, excluded a proposal to shift the teacher pension costs to municipalities, and restructured the unfunded liability of the Teachers' Retirement Fund.

2019 Classroom Safety in Education Committee HB 7110

Favorable vote indicates support in the Education Committee for SDE developing and disseminating strategies to help boards of education with reducing incidents of school violence, promoting trauma sensitivity in schools, and enhancing safe school climate plans.

2019 Minority Teacher Recruitment in Education Committee SB 1022

Favorable vote indicates support in the Education Committee for SDE's development and implementation of strategies and use of existing resources to hire and employ minority teachers.

2019 Minority Teacher Recruitment SB 1022

Favorable vote indicates support for SDE's development and implementation of strategies and use of existing resources to hire and employ minority teachers.

2019 Black and Latino Studies HB 7082

Favorable vote indicates support for the inclusion of Black and Latino studies in the public school curriculum.

2019 Community Schools in Education Committee SB 1021

Favorable vote indicates support in the Education Committee for a comprehensive community schools pilot program.

2019 School Climate HB 7215

Favorable vote indicates support for the development of a statewide school climate survey,addressing social-emotional learning, and taking steps to make schools safer by expanding the definition of bullying to acts causing physical or emotional harm on any individual in a school, including staff.

2019 Magnet School Funding In Education Committee HB 7109

Favorable vote indicates support in the Education Committee for increasing funding to interdistrict magnet school programs.

2019 School Play HB 7250

Favorable vote indicates support for inclusion of additional time for undirected play in the school day.

2019 School Counselors SB 956

Favorable vote indicates support for the development of guidelines for a comprehensive school counseling program for all students.

2019 Cultural Responsiveness SB 1020

Favorable vote indicates support for the inclusion of cultural responsiveness in training and professional development provided to teachers.

2019 IEP Retaliation HB 7353

Favorable vote indicates support for establishing protections to ensure educators who make recommendations in IEP's and PPT's are not retaliated against.

2018 Classroom Safety SB 453

Favorable vote indicates support for a bill providing greater teacher input and access to resources to address incidents where a student causes ph1sical harm to others in the classroom. (Passed; Vetoed)

2018 Elimination of the 1% Teacher Payroll Tax HB 5430

Favorable vote indicated opposition to this tax, which would have removed health care from collective bargaining for state workers, setting a precedent that could reach other public employees such as teachers.

2018 Prohibition of Governor's Recissions HB 5171

Favorable vote indicates support of a bill that would prevent the governor from unilaterall1 making mid-1ear reductions to the education cost sharing grant for cities and towns without legislative approval. (Passed; Vetoed)

2018 Veto Override of Prohibition of Governor's Recissions HB 5171

Favorable vote supported a procedural action to permit a future vote to override the governor's veto of the Classroom Safety Bill.

2018 Displaced Students from Puerto Rico SB 456

Favorable vote supported legislation providing resources to school districts enrolling students displaced by hurricane Maria. Additional funds in the budget also supported this effort.

2018 2018 Budget Bill HB 543

Favorable vote rejected governor's proposal to reduce ECS by $63m and Magnet School funding by $18.5m from FY19 enacted amounts. It restored $8.5m funding to teacher retiree health and $1.5m to TEAM.

2018 2018 Budget Bill Amendment HB 543 LCO 5967

Favorable vote indicated opposition to this amendment, which would have removed health care from collective bargaining for state workers, setting a precedent that could reach other public employees such as teachers.

2018 DREAMERS SB 4

Favorable vote indicates support for a bill that allows undocumented graduates of high schools in Connecticut aka ("Dreamers") be eligible for tuition assistance at public colleges and universities in the state.

2018 DREAMERS SB 4

Favorable vote indicates support for a bill that allows undocumented graduates of high schools in Connecticut aka ("Dreamers") be eligible for tuition assistance at public colleges and universities in the state.

2017 October Budget and ECS SB 1502

Favorable vote prevented deeper ECS cuts proposed by the governor and staved off efforts to undermine collective bargaining. Opposition (passed SB 1502)

2017 Teacher Pension Increase SB 1502

Favorable vote indicates opposition to increasing teachers contrubution to the TRF from 6% to 7%. (SB 1502)

2017 September Budget HB 7501

Favorable vote indicates opposition to provisions of this bill that: Increased Teacher Pension contribution to 8%; redistributed ECS to the detriment of needier districts; limited state employee collective bargaining; and undermined municipal collective bargaining. (Passed HB 7501; vetoed)

2017 SEBAC HR 202

Favorable vote indicated support of state employee collective bargaining. Opposition sought to undermine the collective bargaining process. (Passed; HR 202 & SR 51)