Robbery; penalties. (HB1936)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Robbery; penalties. Creates degrees of punishment corresponding to the severity of a robbery offense. Any person who commits a robbery and causes serious bodily injury to or the death of another person is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Any person who commits robbery by using or displaying a firearm in a threatening manner is guilty of a Class 3 felony. Any person who commits robbery by using physical force not resulting in serious bodily injury, or by using or displaying a deadly weapon other than a firearm in a threatening manner, is guilty of a Class 5 felony. Any person who commits robbery by using threat or intimidation or by any other means not involving a deadly weapon is guilty of 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 »


04/07/2021: enacted


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
01/14/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1936)
01/14/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/22/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
01/27/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Committee substitute printed 21103380D-H1
01/28/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB1936H1)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1936H1)
01/29/2021Read second time
01/29/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103380D-H1
01/29/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1936H1
02/01/2021Pending question ordered
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House (54-Y 45-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Passage (54-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
02/15/2021Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Committee substitute printed 21200240D-S1
02/16/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB1936S1)
02/16/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/17/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200240D-S1
02/17/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1936S1
02/17/2021Passed Senate with substitute (20-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1936S1)
02/19/2021Placed on Calendar
02/19/2021Passed by temporarily
02/19/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200240D-S1 (54-Y 45-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: Adoption (54-Y 45-N)
02/24/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1936ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1936ER)
02/26/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
02/26/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021Governor's recommendation received by House
03/31/2021Governor's substitute printed 21200845D-H2
04/02/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB1936H2)
04/07/2021Placed on Calendar
04/07/2021House concurred in Governor's recommendation (55-Y 44-N)
04/07/2021VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 44-N)
04/07/2021Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (22-Y 18-N)
04/07/2021G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/07/2021Reenrolled bill text (HB1936ER2)
04/07/2021Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/07/2021Signed by President as reenrolled
04/07/2021Enacted, Chapter 534 (effective 7/1/21)
04/07/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0534)