Grand larceny; increases threshold amount. (SB105)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the classification of certain property crimes. This bill incorporates SB 21, SB 102, SB 138, SB 157, SB 220, SB 221, and SB 472 and is identical to HB 1550. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/12/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100618D
12/12/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Committee substitute printed 18105195D-S1
01/15/2018Incorporates SB21 (Surovell)
01/15/2018Incorporates SB102 (McPike)
01/15/2018Incorporates SB138 (Petersen)
01/15/2018Incorporates SB157 (Edwards)
01/15/2018Incorporates SB220 (Saslaw)
01/15/2018Incorporates SB221 (Saslaw)
01/15/2018Incorporates SB472 (Reeves)
01/16/2018Read first time
01/17/2018Read second time
01/17/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/17/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105195D-S1
01/17/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB105S1
01/18/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB105S1)
01/18/2018Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Placed on Calendar
01/23/2018Read first time
01/23/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
03/01/2018Referred from Rules
03/01/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/02/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Read second time
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB105ER)
03/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB105ER)
03/09/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/04/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 765 (effective 7/1/18)
04/04/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0765)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 26 clips in all, totaling 14 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB17, SB220, HB1313 and SB472.


Carolyn Caywood writes:

The Effects of Changing Felony Theft Thresholds

More evidence that higher values have not led to increased property crime or larceny rates

Mark Peterson writes:

The absurdly low threshold for this felony leads to an over-criminalization of essentially petty thefts. Therefore, not only should it pass, the threshold could be raised even higher due to inflation. MDP

Juliet Hiznay writes:

This is an extremely important bill. The threshold hasn't been changed since 1980 and is the lowest in the country.

robert legge writes:

Shouldn't it be automatically increased to be tied to future inflation?