LEGISLATOR REPORT CARD

Slap, Derek

Slap, Derek

5th District (D)

Deputy Majority Leader

Towns Represented
Bloomfield (p), Burlington, Farmington (p), West Hartford

Committees
Aging (Chair); Human Services (Vice Chair); Commerce; Higher Education and Employment Advancement

Scores
2017-2018 90.67%
2019-2020 87%
Average 87%

Voting Record

Year Vote Name Score
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 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 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 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 physical harm to others in the classroom. (Passed; Vetoed)

2018 Veto Override on Classroom Safety SB 453

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

2018 Prohibition of Governor's Recissions HB 5171

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

2018 Prohibition of Governor's Recissions in Education Committee HB 5171

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

2018 Education Savings Accounts HB 5340

Favorable vote indicated opposition to this bill in the Banking Committee, which would have required the state to study Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), a type of voucher plan for children to attend a private school.

2018 CT Lottery to the Retirement System SB 280

Favorable vote indicates support for studying a proposal to preserve retirement benefits and strengthen the financial position of the Teachers Retirement System using the full value of the state's lottery system.

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 School Security SB 454

Favorable vote supported legislation to expand school security infrastructure grants, which help to make school facilities more secure.

2017 October Budget and ECS SB 1502

Favorable vote prevented deeper ECS cuts proposed b1 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)