Farm products; crime to maliciously damage or destroy. (HB1954)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Damaging or destroying farm products. Makes it a crime to maliciously damage or destroy any farm products, including any crops, and requires the court to determine the market value of the products when awarding restitution. The bill provides that a violation is punishable as a Class 6 felony if the value of the product is $400 or more and as a Class 1 misdemeanor if the value is less than $400. Current law makes certain damage or destruction a crime only if the person committing the act knows that the farm products are grown for testing or research purposes in the context of product development in conjunction or coordination with a private research facility, a university, or any federal, state, or local government agency. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100223D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB1954)
01/30/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1954)
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice