Incapacitated adults; increase penalties for certain crimes against. (HB2459)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Crimes against incapacitated adults; penalties. Increases the penalties for certain crimes when the victim is an incapacitated adult. The punishment for grand larceny increases from imprisonment for not less than one nor more than 20 years to a period for not less than five nor more than 25 years and the punishment for embezzlement increases to imprisonment for not less than five nor more than 40 years. Forgery is elevated from a Class 5 to a Class 4 felony and obtaining money or signature, etc., by false pretense is elevated from a Class 4 to a Class 3 felony. Current law does not connect the character of the victim with the scope of punishment. The bill also provides that where an incapacitated adult dies as a result of a person's abuse or neglect, that person is guilty of a Class 3 felony punishable by imprisonment of not less than five nor more than 20 years and a fine of not more than $100,000. Read the Bill »


03/20/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070063105
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2459)
01/16/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/22/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2007Committee substitute printed 077811268-H1
01/23/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2459H1)
01/24/2007Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077811268-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2459H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2459ER)
02/21/2007Signed by Speaker
02/22/2007Signed by President
02/28/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2459ER)
03/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2459ER)
03/20/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 653 (effective 7/1/07)
04/05/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0653)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1025.