Robbery; definition, penalty. (HB871)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), and Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Robbery; penalty. Defines "robbery" and creates degrees of punishment corresponding to the severity of a robbery offense. Any person who commits a robbery by causing serious bodily injury is guilty of robbery in the first degree, which is punishable by confinement in a state correctional facility for a maximum term of life. Any person who commits robbery by displaying a firearm in a threatening manner is guilty of robbery in the second degree, which is punishable by confinement in a state correctional facility for a maximum term of 20 years. Any person who commits robbery by using physical force not resulting in serious bodily injury, or by displaying a deadly weapon other than a firearm in a threatening manner, is guilty of robbery in the third degree, which is punishable as a Class 5 felony. Any person who commits robbery by using threat or intimidation not involving a deadly weapon is guilty of robbery in the fourth degree, which is punishable as a Class 6 felony. Under current law, any robbery is punishable by confinement in a state correctional facility for life or any term not less than five years. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100430D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB871)
01/28/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/30/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/05/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice

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