Hope Card Program; permanent protective orders. (HB498)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hope Card Program; permanent protective orders. Requires the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia to develop and implement a Hope Card Program (the Program) for the issuance of a Hope Card to any person who has been issued a permanent protective order by any general district court, juvenile and domestic relations court, or circuit court. The bill states that a Hope Card issued pursuant to the Program shall be a durable, plastic, wallet-sized card containing essential information about the protective order, such as the identifying information and characteristics of the person subject to the protective order, the issuance and expiration date of the protective order, the terms of the protective order, and the names of any other persons protected by the protective order. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101268D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB498)
01/22/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2020Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations

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