HB 1734 will be revised to reflect the proposal developed by the public-private partnership, which includes a one team approach, early mediation, judicial training and an evaluation.
HB 1734 was originally introduced on Jan. 27th, 2015. The bill passed out of the Judiciary Committee but did not pass out of House Appropriations. It was referred back to House Judiciary; however, a proviso was included in the budget that established a public-private partnership to develop a plan for a dependency court improvement pilot. For the 2016 session, HB 1734 is currently in House Judiciary and was heard on Jan. 19th at 10:00. It was not exec'd and therefore is dead. The House budget includes $500,000 for implementation of the pilot. There is no funding in the final budget.