Credit card theft; person who uses, possesses, etc. card of another without cardholder's consent. (HB1241)

Introduced By

Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elements of credit card theft. Provides that a person who possesses a credit card of another, when he took, obtained or withheld from another person, possession, custody or control of the card without the cardholder's consent, is guilty of credit card theft. This punishes possession of a stolen credit card as theft of a credit card and responds to the holding in Meeks v. Commonwealth, Record No. 062452, (Virginia Supreme Court, Nov. 2, 2007) in which it was held that a person who took a credit card in Fairfax County could not be prosecuted for credit card theft in Arlington. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088382648
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Impact statement from VCSC (HB1241)
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/01/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Read first time
02/06/2008Read second time
02/06/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2008Amendment by Delegate Moran agreed to
02/06/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB1241E
02/06/2008Printed as engrossed 088382648-E
02/07/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Communicated to Senate
02/08/2008Impact statement from VCSC (HB1241E)
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/25/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Committee substitute printed 081572648-S1
02/26/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Read third time
02/27/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/27/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081572648-S1
02/27/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1241S1
02/27/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008Placed on Calendar
02/29/2008Senate substitute rejected by House (1-Y 96-N)
02/29/2008VOTE: --- REJECTED (1-Y 96-N)
03/04/2008Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Senate requested conference committee
03/05/2008House acceded to request
03/05/2008Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2008Delegates: Moran, Janis, Bell
03/06/2008Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2008Senators: Whipple, Locke, Quayle
03/08/2008Conference report agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Reading of conference report waived
03/08/2008Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/24/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1241ER)
03/24/2008Signed by Speaker
03/26/2008Signed by President
04/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 797 (effective 7/1/08)