Housing assistance program; failure to disclose material facts in order to obtain aid or benefits. (HB1741)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)

Progress

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

Description

Failure to disclose material facts in order to obtain aid or benefits under housing assistance program; penalty. Provides that any person who (i) knowingly makes or causes to be made any false statement in writing or fails to disclose any material fact concerning the financial means or ability to pay for the purpose of procuring aid and benefits under any local, state, or federally funded housing assistance program or (ii) knowingly fails to disclose a change in circumstances in order to obtain or continue to receive aid or benefits under such program or who knowingly aids and abets another person in the commission of any such act is guilty of larceny. If the amount of the aid or benefits obtained is $500 or more, such person is guilty of grand larceny, which is punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not less than one nor more than 20 years or, in the discretion of the jury or a court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail not exceeding 12 months or a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both. If the amount of the aid or benefits obtained is less than $500, such person is guilty of petit larceny, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Under current law, such actions are punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor regardless of the amount of the aid or benefits obtained. Amends § 18.2-186.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/20/2018Committee
12/20/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103572D
12/20/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1741)
12/20/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1741)
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice

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