Legislation: child counsel in dependency cases

02/13/2017, Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Children

HB 1251 and SB 5363 would require counsel to be appointed for a child two years or older in a dependency proceeding.


HB 1251 introduced and referred to Judiciary Committee on 1/16/17.  Public hearing on 1/24/17.  Judiciary Committee approved substitute on  2/9/17.  Referred to Appropriations Committee on 2/13/17.  Public hearing set but no action taken on 2/14/17.


SB 5363 introduced and referred to Human Services, Mental Health & Housing Committee on 1/20/17.  Public hearing on 1/30/17.