HB18-1104

HB18-1104 - Family Preservation For Parents With Disability

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning family preservation safeguards for parents with disabilities.

The bill establishes that family protection safeguards for a parent or prospective parent with a disability are critical to family preservation and the best interests of the children of Colorado. These safeguards include:

 

  • That a parent's disability must not serve as a basis for denial or restriction of parenting time or parental responsibilities in a domestic law proceeding pursuant to title 14, without a clear nexus to the parent's ability to meet the needs of the child; in a minor guardianship proceeding pursuant to title 15, without a clear nexus to the parent's ability to meet the needs of the child; or a dependency and neglect proceeding pursuant to title 19, except when it impact the health or welfare of the child;
  • That a parent's disability must not serve as a basis for denial of participation in a public or private adoption, or for denial of foster care or guardianship, when it is otherwise determined to be in the best interest of the child; and
  • That the benefits of providing supportive parenting services must be considered by a court when determining parental responsibilities, parenting time, adoption placements, foster care, and guardianship, and the court may require that such supportive parenting services be provided or implemented, given the resources of the family.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

     

Latest update: April 25, 2018
04/25/2018 - Governor Signed
04/19/2018 - Sent to the Governor
04/19/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/17/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/05/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/05/2018 - Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
04/05/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/04/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/29/2018 - Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/26/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
03/20/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/19/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/16/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/19/2018 - No Amendments
03/13/2018 - House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/20/2018 - House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
01/18/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services