Damage to motor vehicles; penalties. (HB51)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg) with support from co-patron Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

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

Description

Damage to motor vehicles; penalties. 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 also 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 $1,000 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 $1,000 remains a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/31/2021Committee
12/31/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102767D
12/31/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB51)
01/12/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB51)
01/27/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022Left in Courts of Justice

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