Grand larceny; threshold. (SB923)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Grand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $500 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the classification of certain property crimes. Read the Bill »


01/23/2017: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/27/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101875D
12/27/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB923)
01/23/2017Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB816-Surovell) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1704.


Eva King writes:

I support this bill. The current $200 threshold defining who is and is not a felon is too low. Increasing it to $500 or $1000 (as in another current bill) makes a lot of sense, without wasting criminal justice resources.

Right Way Forward Virginia writes:

Increasing Virginia's low and outdated grand larceny threshold would better focus law enforcement resources on more serious crimes and ensure that the punishment fits the crime. However, other states have increased their thresholds to $1,500 or more, while this bill would only increase it to $500.