Grand larceny and certain property crimes; threshold, penalties. (HB1570)

Introduced By

Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham) with support from co-patron Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Grand larceny; threshold; penalties. 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. The bill provides that any conviction for a misdemeanor larceny or property crimes offense when the value involved is $200 or more but less than $500 carries a 5-day mandatory minimum sentence. In addition, a second petit larceny within a period of 90 days arising out of a separate occurrence where the aggregated value of the goods is $500 or more becomes grand larceny. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105559D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
01/29/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1570)
02/01/2018Referred from Rules
02/01/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice


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

The ACLU of VA does not support this bill. We supports increasing the Felony Larceny threshold to $1,500. This bill would put a mandatory minimum sentence on petit larceny, which is a step in the wrong direction for criminal justice reform in VA.