Grand larceny; increases threshold amount. (HB1073)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Grand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $1,000 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. Amends § 18.2-102, § 18.2-103, § 18.2-108.01, § 18.2-145.1, § 18.2-150, § 18.2-152.3, § 18.2-162, § 18.2-181, § 18.2-181.1, § 18.2-182, § 18.2-186, § 18.2-186.3, § 18.2-187.1, § 18.2-188, § 18.2-195, § 18.2-195.2, § 18.2-197, § 18.2-23, § 18.2-340.37, § 18.2-80, § 18.2-81, § 18.2-95, § 18.2-97, § 19.2-289, § 19.2-290, § 19.2-386.16, § 29.1-553, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2018Committee
01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102804D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
02/01/2018Referred from Rules
02/01/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1073)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB113 and SB138.

Comments

ACLU-VA Criminal Justice, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of VA raising the felony larceny threshold to $1,500. This bill is a step in the right direction. Many other states have raised their thresholds to $1,500 to $2,000 without seeing an increase in theft. VA needs to be smart on crime and develop real reforms that address the underlying causes of larceny - such as drug addiction, barriers to employment, and mental health issues.