-  This bill is not active in this session.
  •  Summary 
  •  Actions 
  •  Committee Votes 
  •  Floor Votes 
  •  Memo 
  •  Text 
  •  LFIN 
  •  Chamber Video/Transcript 

A05040 Summary:

COSPNSRGlick, Stirpe, Dickens, Gonzalez-Rojas, Jackson, Burdick, Fahy, Lunsford, Magnarelli, Davila, Hyndman, Sillitti, Raga, Weprin, Bronson, Rosenthal L, Wallace
Add Art 22-B 858, Judy L
Enacts the "hope card act" directing the office of court administration to develop a program to issue hope cards containing the information regarding and content of a final order of protection to requesting petitioners who have received final orders of protection at no cost to such petitioner.
Go to top

A05040 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 27, 2023
        Introduced  by M. of A. CLARK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Judiciary
        AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation  to  enacting  the  "hope
          card act"
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
     2  the "hope card act".
     3    § 2. The judiciary law is amended by adding a new article 22-B to read
     4  as follows:
     5                                 ARTICLE 22-B
     6                                HOPE CARD ACT
     7  Section 858. Hope cards.
     8    §  858. Hope cards. 1. As used in this section, "hope card" shall mean
     9  a laminated and wallet-sized card that  contains  information  about  an
    10  order of protection.
    11    2. The office of court administration shall develop a program to issue
    12  a  hope  card  to  a  petitioner  that has been granted a final order of
    13  protection. The program shall  allow  for  petitioners  the  ability  to
    14  request  a  hope  card  at the time a final order of protection has been
    15  issued while in court, and the ability to apply at a later date.
    16    3. A hope card shall be provided at no cost to a requesting  petition-
    17  er;  and  shall contain information about the respondent, as well as any
    18  information regarding any other individuals or companion animals covered
    19  under such order of protection, in  addition  to  the  petitioner.  Hope
    20  cards  shall  have the same effect of a paper order of protection issued
    21  by the courts, and have the same validity contained therein.  No  limits
    22  shall be imposed on the number of hope cards a petitioner may request.
    23    4.  Applications  for hope cards shall be made accessible in an online
    24  portal developed and maintained by the office of  court  administration,
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 5040                             2
     1  as well as a paper form to be made available at any court with jurisdic-
     2  tion to issue an order of protection.
     3    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     4  it  shall  have become a law. Effective immediately the addition, amend-
     5  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the    imple-
     6  mentation  of  this  act on its effective date are authorized to be made
     7  and completed on or before such date.
Go to top