Statutory burglary; increased punishment. (HB905)

Introduced By

Del. Dwight Jones (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Increased punishment for statutory burglary. Raises the penalty for statutory burglary (with intent to commit rape or murder, etc.) from the current Class 3 felony to a period of between 10 to 20 years in prison plus a $100,000 fine. The bill also raises the felony penalty for statutory burglary (with intent to commit larceny or assault and battery) from the current one to 20 years to two to 20 years in prison. The bill also eliminates the "Class 1 misdemeanor" option of 12 months jail confinement and a $2,500 fine for the latter offense. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086275580
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2008Impact statement from VCSC (HB905)
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/28/2008Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice