Larceny and certain property crimes; penalties. (HB107)

Introduced By

Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Larceny and certain property crimes; penalties. Decreases from $1,000 to $500 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 decreases the threshold by the same amount for the classification of certain property crimes. The bill also provides that a person convicted of petit larceny, which is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor, shall be subject to a mandatory minimum term of confinement of 10 days in jail if the larceny was of a package delivered to a residence. The bill also makes it a Class 6 felony for a person to commit larceny of a catalytic converter from a motor vehicle, regardless of the converter's value. The bill makes it a Class 6 felony for a person to willfully break, injure, tamper with, or remove any part or parts of any vehicle, aircraft, boat, or vessel for the purpose of injuring, defacing, or destroying said vehicle, aircraft, boat, or vessel, or temporarily or permanently preventing its useful operation, or for any purpose against the will or without the consent of the owner, or to in any other manner willfully or maliciously interfere with or prevent the running or operation of such vehicle, aircraft, boat, or vessel, when such violation causes damage to such vehicle, aircraft, boat, or vessel of $500 or more. Current law makes such violation a Class 1 misdemeanor with no limit on the amount of damage. Under the bill, the penalty for damage of less than $500 remains a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


01/07/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100960D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB107)
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB107)


ChangeServant, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Ask your legislators to vote NO on this bill that would lower the felony larceny threshhold to $500 again. Virginia recently increased the threshhold to $1000 lower than neighboring states and lower than the national average and there is no data to suggest that reducing the threshhold will have any impact on crime just as there was no evidence from other states that increasing the threshhold led to higher crime rates.

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