Grand larceny and certain property crimes; decreases threshold amount, penalty. (HB247)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale)

Progress

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

Description

Grand larceny and certain property crimes; threshold; penalty. 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. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102219D
01/11/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB247)
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Comments

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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