Grand larceny; increases threshold amount. (SB472)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)

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. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the classification of certain property crimes. This bill was incorporated into SB 105. Amends § 18.2-102, § 18.2-103, § 18.2-108.01, § 18.2-145.1, § 18.2-150, § 18.2-152.3, § 18.2-162, § 18.2-181, § 18.2-181.1, § 18.2-182, § 18.2-186, § 18.2-186.3, § 18.2-187.1, § 18.2-188, § 18.2-195, § 18.2-195.2, § 18.2-197, § 18.2-23, § 18.2-340.37, § 18.2-80, § 18.2-81, § 18.2-95, § 18.2-97, § 19.2-289, § 19.2-290, § 19.2-386.16, § 29.1-553, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/15/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101272D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2018Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB105-Suetterlein) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB17, SB105, SB220 and HB1313.

Comments

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 http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/issue-briefs/2017/04/the-effects-of-changing-felony-theft-thresholds

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?