Larceny; repeals punishment for conviction of second or subsequent misdemeanor. (HB2290)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Punishment for conviction of second or subsequent misdemeanor larceny; repeal. Repeals the enhanced penalties for a second or subsequent misdemeanor larceny conviction. Under current law, when a person is convicted of a second larceny offense, he shall be confined in jail not less than 30 days nor more than 12 months, and for a third, or any subsequent offense, he shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/15/2021Presented and ordered printed 21101450D
01/15/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/21/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2290)
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/27/2021Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2021Pending question ordered
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House (52-Y 45-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Passage (52-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)
02/10/2021Reported from Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2290ER)
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2290ER)
02/19/2021Signed by Speaker
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 24, 2021
02/24/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 192 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0192)


BillTheThrill writes:

So w hb2290 you can steal $999 repeatedly !
Since #fairfaxcounty isn't prosecuting assault maybe you could punch someone in the face to speed the transaction.
Smashing !

Ron Quasebarth writes:

This bill is a disaster waiting to happen. Does Ken Plum care about my
home getting vandalized for under $999. What has the Democrat
Party become?