Grand larceny; increases threshold amount. (HB706)

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 $1,000 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


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102691D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB706)
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 raising the felony larceny threshold to $1,500. This bill is a step in the right direction. Many other states have raised their thresholds to $1,500 to $2,000 without seeing an increase in theft. VA needs to be smart on crime and develop real reforms that address the underlying causes of larceny - such as drug addiction, barriers to employment, and mental health issues.