Grand larceny and certain property crimes; increases threshold amount of money taken, etc., to $500. (HB173)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/22/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101169D
12/22/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2018Referred from Courts of Justice
01/15/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
02/01/2018Referred from Rules
02/01/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB173)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB21, SB157 and SB221.


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)

Margaret Breslau writes:

Hopefully, we can raise this to $1,500 in the 2019 legislative session. This would be a first step but at $500, this bill does not account for inflation.