Permanent protective orders; Hope Card Program created. (HB671)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Permanent protective orders; Hope Card Program created. Requires the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia to develop and all district courts and circuit courts to implement the 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 district court or circuit court. The bill provides that a Hope Card issued pursuant to the Program shall be a durable, plastic, wallet-sized card containing, to the extent possible, 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 »


01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100428D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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