HB 22-1319

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 21, 2022
  • Passed House Apr 20, 2022
  • Passed Senate May 02, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Jun 07, 2022

Dependency Proceedings Unaccompanied Child

Abstract

The act provides juvenile court jurisdiction over an unaccompanied child in the custody of the federal office of refugee resettlement who is housed in a facility in Colorado and who has been subjected to parental abuse or neglect. A child may file a petition asking the court to determine that the child is dependent on the court. The petition must: Set forth the facts that bring the child under the court's jurisdiction; State the child's name, age, and country of birth; and Identify the facility where the child is housed in Colorado in the custody of the federal office of refugee resettlement. The petition must not name the child's parent as a respondent. The petition must state clearly that parental rights may not be terminated through the proceedings. The act requires the court to schedule a hearing after the petition is filed. If the court finds at the hearing that the statements in the petition are supported by a preponderance of the evidence, the court shall declare the child dependent on the court. A child declared dependent is eligible for oversight and services by the office of the child protection ombudsman. Upon request, the court may also issue an order establishing the child's eligibility for classification as a special immigrant juvenile under federal law. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (3)

Votes


May 02, 2022

Apr 20, 2022

Actions


Jun 07, 2022

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 25, 2022

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

May 23, 2022

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

May 02, 2022

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 29, 2022

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

Apr 28, 2022

Senate

Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Judiciary Senate Committee of the Whole

Apr 21, 2022

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction
Judiciary

Apr 20, 2022

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 19, 2022

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

Apr 13, 2022

House

House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Judiciary

Mar 24, 2022

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction
Judiciary

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (06/07/2022) PDF
Final Act (05/25/2022) PDF
Rerevised (05/02/2022) PDF
Revised (04/29/2022) PDF
Reengrossed (04/20/2022) PDF
Engrossed (04/19/2022) PDF
Introduced (03/24/2022) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/06/2022) PDF

Sources

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