Robbery; penalties. (HB1936)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), and Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)

Progress

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

Description

Robbery; penalties. 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 »

Status

01/11/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Committee
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101411D
01/11/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB1936)
01/11/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1936)
01/14/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1936)
01/14/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal

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