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CO: ‘Free-Range Parenting’ Law Narrows Definition of Neglect


It’s not every day that a bill sails through the state legislature unopposed. But it turns out giving kids more freedom to play and take on tasks without adult supervision is an idea pretty much everyone can get behind. The bipartisan House Bill 22-1090, which was signed into law on March 30, tightens the definition of neglect to exclude certain activities a “reasonable and prudent” parent would deem safe for a child without supervision. They include walking or biking to school and back, traveling to nearby businesses or recreational facilities, playing outside and staying in a home or other safe location without an adult.