HB18-1346 - Abuse Of Youth Under 21 In Care Of Institution

Concerning child abuse related to youth who are under the continuing jurisdiction of the court in an out-of-home placement when they are younger than twenty-one years of age.

The bill directs the Colorado commission on criminal and juvenile justice to study the issue of institutional child abuse for children and youth in facilities operated by the department of human services. On or before July 1, 2019, the commission shall provide a report with its findings and recommendations to the general assembly.

The bill adds language to the definition of 'institutional abuse' in the Colorado Children's Code to clarify that it includes an act or omission that threatens the life, health, or welfare of a person younger than 21 years of age who is under the continuing jurisdiction of the court.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Latest update: April 17, 2018
04/17/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
04/17/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/16/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/13/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/10/2018 - House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/02/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services