Larceny; punishment for using emergency exit to exit premises. (HB160)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Punishment for using emergency exit during larceny. Provides that when a person is convicted of larceny and it is found at trial that, in the commission of the offense, he used an exit door erected and maintained to comply with the requirements of 29 C.F.R. 1910 Subpart E, or any other exit designated for use as an emergency exit to exit the premises of a store, he is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/21/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086911404
12/21/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/02/2008Impact statement from VCSC (HB160)
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/04/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2008Committee substitute printed 080823404-H1
02/06/2008Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
02/08/2008Failed to report (defeated) in Appropriations (8-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)


Waldo Jaquith writes:

Theft is a misdemeanor, unless the thief uses an emergency exit, and then it's a felony? If it turns out that the guy was parked in a loading zone, is it a capital crime?

What planet does Dave Albo represent, again?

Jeremy Beales writes:

What is this for? Isn't it just a way to stealthily increase penalties for criminals who aren't dumb enough to walk out the front door.

Michael Perkins writes:

Does any one know the story behind this bill?

Michael P., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Oppose. Idiotic.

signal writes:

have to admit this doesn't make much sense.