Grand larceny; increases threshold amount. (HB1550)

Introduced By

Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester), and Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)


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. This bill is identical to SB 105. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18100462D
01/19/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1550)
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
02/01/2018Referred from Rules
02/01/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/09/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Committee substitute printed 18106976D-H1
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106976D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1550H1
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1550H1)
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (98-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/28/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1550ER)
03/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1550ER)
03/07/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/04/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 764 (effective 7/1/18)
04/04/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0764)


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

The ACLU of VA supports increasing the Felony Larceny threshold to $1,500. While this bill is a step in the right direction, increasing it to $500 does not even keep up with inflation, which would put the threshold closer to $600 compared to 1980s dollar amount (which is the last time the threshold was increased)