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0F4DB46A4F8E10A08725895E0073CDCA Hearing Summary


Date Feb 22, 2023      
Location HCR 0107

HB23-1172 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:04:55 PM  
Representative Parenti,
prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 23-1172, concenring changes to
child welfare proceedings. The bill expands the jurisdiction of juvenile
courts in child welfare proceedings.  It allows juvenile courts to
make permanent allocations of parental responsibilities without a full
adjudication for each parent to determine neglect or dependency. Instead,
at least one parent, legal guardian, or legal

custodian requires
an adjudication or continued adjudication.  The bill also allows juvenile
courts to
name changes for children and youth in dependency and neglect cases and
foster youth in
cases, similar to district and county courts, and removes the requirement
to provide public
of name changes for children or youth who have been found to be neglected
or dependent, or
being assessed for neglect or dependency.  Representative Parenti
responded to questions from the committee and provided a handout to the
committee (Attachment B).
02:08:24 PM  
Gretchen Russo, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

Melanie Jordan, representing the Office of Respondent Parents' Counsel, testified in support of the bill.

Katie Smith, representing the Human Services Section of the Denver City Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.

Sheri Danz, representing the Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.

02:21:26 PM  
Representative Parenti
made concluding remarks about the bill.

02:23:20 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1172 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Young
Seconded Hamrick
Amabile Yes
Bradfield Yes
Bradley Yes
English Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Hamrick Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Excused
Story Yes
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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