Protect Our Courts Act

A. 2176-A Solages/S. 425-A Hoylman    

Creates a “privilege against civil arrest” for those traveling to or from, or participating in, court proceedings – for themselves or as support for family or household members appearing in court. Only judicially-signed warrants or orders may be executed in court buildings, and those must be reviewed by the court where a federal officer is seeking to execute the warrant or order. The court will determine the time, place, and method by which the warrant or order may be executed. If someone is civilly arrested in violation of this act, they may file an action in NYS Supreme Court to challenge the arrest.


Signed: December 15, 2020 Chapter 322
Effective: December 15, 2020
Amends: Civil Rights Law by adding new § 28; Judiciary Law by adding new § 4-a, and amending subdivision 2 of § 212 by adding a new paragraph (aa)