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Child Welfare Permanency Planning

Concerning modernization of the permanency hearing statutes.
2019 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Bill Summary

Child welfare - permanency hearing - burden of proof - clarifications. The act repeals and reenacts the provisions related to child welfare permanency hearings to reorganize the statutes and use consistent terminology related to permanency hearings. The act clarifies the burden of proof at permanency hearings. The act includes recent federal law changes.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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Temporary Guidelines for Review and Comment Meetings

The legislature will meet in limited session on Monday, March 30th. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.