Grand larceny; increases threshold amount. (HB1313)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)


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 »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Presented and ordered printed 18103971D
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 (HB1313)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB17, SB105, SB220 and SB472.


Carolyn Caywood writes:

The Effects of Changing Felony Theft Thresholds

More evidence that higher values have not led to increased property crime or larceny rates

Mark Peterson writes:

The absurdly low threshold for this felony leads to an over-criminalization of essentially petty thefts. Therefore, not only should it pass, the threshold could be raised even higher due to inflation. MDP

Juliet Hiznay writes:

This is an extremely important bill. The threshold hasn't been changed since 1980 and is the lowest in the country.

robert legge writes:

Shouldn't it be automatically increased to be tied to future inflation?