Grand larceny; increases threshold. (HB225)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Grand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $750 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


12/29/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101084D
12/29/2017Referred to Committee on Rules
02/01/2018Referred from Rules
02/01/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB225)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice


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, it barely adjust the threshold to keep up with inflation ($200 in 1980s dollar amount, the last time the threshold was increased, is about $600 in today's dollar amount)

robert legge writes:

What is the highest and what is the avg for felony larceny threshhold?