2019 CEA Written Testimony



2019 CEA Testimony

Read the following testimony that CEA has given for the current legislative session.


APRIL


APR 5

SB 873: An Act Stabilizing the Teachers' Retirement Fund




MARCH


MAR 29

SB 792: An Act Creating an Advisory Committee to Study Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression That Occurs in Workplaces and Schools in the State

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, before the Judiciary Committee



MAR 19

SB 1053: An Act Expanding Medicaid and Husky B Coverage for Children

Testimony of Orlando Rodriguez, CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist, before the Human Services Committee



MAR 18

HB 7353: An Act Concerning Various Issues Relating to Special Education

Testimony of Brendan Murphy, CEA Uniserv Representative, before the Education Committee


HB 7350: An Act Concerning Regional Cooperation and the Sharing of Services Among Regional Educational Service Centers and Member Boards of Education


HB 7355: An Act Concerning A Study of the Education Cost Sharing Formula


SB 1068: An Act Concerning The Minimum Budget Requirement

Testimony of Orlando Rodriguez, CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist, before the Education Committee


HB 7352: An Act Concerning Minor Revisions and Additions to the Education Statutes

HB 7356: An Act Concerning School Security


SB 1067: An Act Establishing a Task Force to Analyze the Implementation of Laws Governing Dyslexia Instruction and Training

Testimony of Kate Field and Michele Ridolfi O'Neill, staff members of the Connecticut Education Association's policy and research department, before the Education Committee


SB 1069: An Act Concerning Various Revisions and Additions to the Education Statutes

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, before the Education Committee



MAR 15

SB 64: An Act Concerning Captive Audience Meetings

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, before the Labor Committee

SB 440: An Act Protecting Employee Freedom of Speech and Conscience

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, before the Judiciary Committee


MAR 13

SB 1020: An Act Concerning School Equity

SB 1022: An Act Concerning Minority Teacher Recruitment And Retention

HB 7149: An Act Bolstering Minority Teacher Recruitment

Testimony of Orlando Rodriguez, CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist, before the Education Committee

SB 1022: An Act Concerning Minority Teacher Recruitment And Retention

HB 7149: An Act Bolstering Minority Teacher Recruitment

Testimony of Tom Nicholas, CEA Vice President, before the Education Committee

SB 1021: An Act Concerning Minority Teacher Recruitment And Retention

HB 7312: An Act Establishing a Task Force to Study Issues Relating to Parental Involvement with Students

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, before the Education Committee

SB 1021: An Act Concerning a Comprehensive Community Schools Pilot Program

Testimony of Gary Peluchette, president of the Bridgeport Education Association, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Shamare G. Holmes, Community Organizer for the Bridgeport Education Alliance for Public Schools (BEAPS), before the Education Committee


MAR 12

SB 901: An Act Concerning Retirement Plans Offered by Political Subdivisions of This State

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, before the Insurance and Real Estate Committee


MAR 7

SB 2: An Act Increasing the Minimum Fair Wage

HB 5004: An Act Raising the Minimum Fair Wage

Testimony of Tom Nicholas, CEA Vice President, before the Labor and Public Employees Committee

HB 7273: An Act Concerning A Study of Internships and Student Teaching in College Environments

Testimony of Emily Lynch, on behalf of Western Connecticut State University's Education Club, before the Labor Committee

Testimony of Kristen Iadarola , on behalf of the Future Teachers Organization at Southern Connecticut State University, before the Labor Committee


MAR 6

HB 7148: An Act Concerning the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June Thirtieth, 2021, and Making Appropriations Therefor

Testimony of Jeff Leake, CEA President, before the Appropriations Committee

Testimony of Robyn Kaplan-Cho, Retirement Specialist, before the Appropriations Committee


HB 7082 (Raised): An Act Concerning the Inclusion of African-American Studies in the Public School Curriculum


HB 7083 (Raised): An Act Concerning the Inclusion of Puerto Rican And Latino Studies in the Public School Curriculum

Testimony of Jeff Leake, CEA President, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Sean Mosley, Connecticut Educator, before the Education Committee

HB 7250: An Act Concerning the Improvement of Child Development Through Play

Testimony of Kate Field, CEA Teacher Development Specialist, before the Education Committee

SB 956: An Act Concerning A Comprehensive School Counselor Program

Testimony of Ray Rossomando , CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, before the Education Committee


MAR 5

HB 7215: An Act Concerning Safe School Climate Policies

Testimony of Ray Rossomando , CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, before the Committee on Children


MAR 1

SB 457: An Act Concerning the Size of School Districts

SB 738: An Act Concerning the Creation of Regional School Districts

SB 874: An Act Concerning Education Initiatives and Services in Connecticut

Testimony of Orlando J. Rodriguez, CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist, before the Education Committee

HB 7150: An Act Implementing the Governor's Budget Recommendations Concerning Education

Testimony of Jeff Leake, CEA President, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, before the Education Committee

Governor's Bill No. 874: Sec. 13-16 (Social Emotional Learning)

Testimony of Kate Field, CEA Teacher Development Specialist, before the Education Committee


FEBRUARY


FEB 28

SB 891: An Act Concerning the Failure to Report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, before the Committee on Children


FEB 26

SB 164: An Act Including Certain Mental or Emotional Impairments Within the 'Definition of Personal Injury' Under the Workers' Compensation Statutes

Testimony of Melanie I. Kolek, CEA Legal Counsel, before the Committee on Labor and Public Employees

HB 7133: An Act Concerning Blood Lead Level Requirements

Testimony of Orlando J. Rodriguez, CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist, before the Public Health Committee


FEB 22

SB 814: An Act Requiring Boards of Education to Conduct Testing of Water Supplies in Public Schools for the Presence of Lead


HB 7112: An Act Increasing the Amount a Town May Deposit into a Non Lapsing Account for Unexpended Education Funds


HB 7109: An Act Concerning Interdistrict Magnet School Program Funding

Testimony of Orlando J. Rodriguez, CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist, before the Education Committee


FEB 22

HB 7110: An Act Concerning Enhanced Classroom Safety And School Climate

Testimony of Jeff Leake, CEA President, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Tom Nicholas, CEA Vice President, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Ray Rossomando, CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations, on behalf of anonymous educators from 3 Connectiut small towns, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Bob Namnoum, CEA UniServ Representative, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Michael Casey, CEA UniServ Representative, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Rob Lamoureaux, CEA UniServ Representative, on behalf of anonymous educator from a small coastal Connecticut town, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Sue Fulleton on behalf of anonymous educator from Connectut's northeast corner, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Robyn Kaplan-Cho, Retirement Specialist, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Cindy Mazzotta, East Hampton teacher, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Jennifer Reynolds, Danbury teacher, before the Education Committee

Testimony of Danielle Fragoso, Madison teacher, before the Education Committee

Testimony of anonymous Connecticut educator, before the Education Committee


FEB 21

RE: HB 6926, 6930, 6935, 6936
Oppose: HB 5637

Testimony of Jeff Leake, CEA President, before the Labor Committee


FEB 19

Connecticut Legislative Black & Puerto Rican Caucus - Public Forum

Testimony of Tiffany Ladson-Lang, 22-year veteran educator


HB 7110 - An Act Concerning Enhanced Classroom Safety and School Climate

Testimony of Faith Sweeney, classroom teacher, literacy interventionist and literacy coach in Stamford, Greenwich, and Westport, before the Connecticut Legislative Black & Puerto Rican Caucus

Testimony of Kristen Ann Record, Physics Teacher; Bunnell High School; Stratford, CT, before the Connecticut Legislative Black & Puerto Rican Caucus


Re: Education Cost Sharing Grant (ECS)

Testimony of Tom Nicholas, CEA Vice President, before the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus


Re: Issues of Concern for CT Educators of Color

Testimony of Sean M. Mosley, Waterbury Teacher, before the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus


Re: Minority Teacher Recruitment & Retention

Testimony of Orlando Rodriguez, CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist, before the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus


FEB 14

SB 808: An Act Concerning Workforce Housing

Testimony of Orlando Rodriguez, CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist, before the Housing Committee


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