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)

Progress

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

Description

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. Amends § 18.2-103, § 18.2-108.01, § 18.2-181, § 18.2-181.1, § 18.2-182, § 18.2-23, § 18.2-95, § 18.2-96, § 19.2-289, § 19.2-290, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/22/2017Committee
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.

Comments

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.