SECTION 1. Section 3 of chapter 209C, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking paragraph ( c ) and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
( c ) The juvenile court department shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the probate and family court under this chapter, provided that actions brought under this chapter are joined or consolidated with actions brought under section twenty-four of chapter one hundred and nineteen and, provided further, that the action under section twenty-four of chapter one hundred and nineteen is initiated before the filing of a complaint under this chapter.
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