Grand larceny; threshold. (HB263)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Grand larceny; threshold. Increases from $500 to $2,000 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. This bill was incorporated into HB 995. Read the Bill »


01/27/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101679D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB263)
01/23/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/24/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB995-Lindsey)
01/27/2020Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB995-Lindsey)


Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

I think I get the idea, and if the threshold was raised up to $1000, not $2000, that might be ok. But the law has to be a balance between deterrence and punishment. Send it back at $1000 and it seems it's more likely to pass.

Bill p writes:

The smash n grab bill. Let's go shopping!