Racketeering offenses; penalty. (HB2166)

Introduced By

Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart) with support from 15 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Jason Ballard (R-Pearisburg), Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Ellen Campbell (R-Rockbridge), Del. A.C. Cordoza (R-Hampton), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater), Del. Anne Ferrell Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Sen. Tara Durant (R-Fredericksburg), Sen. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Racketeering offenses; penalty. Adds petit larceny to the list of offenses included in the definition of "racketeering activity." The bill prohibits any person who is directed by an organizer, supervisor, or manager of an enterprise from (i) receiving or distributing any proceeds or anything of value known to have been derived directly from racketeering activity and (ii) using or investing an aggregate of $10,000 or more of such proceeds or such things of value in the acquisition of any title to, or any right, interest, or equity in, real property, or in the establishment or operation of any enterprise. A first offense is punishable by between five and 40 years' imprisonment and a fine of not more than $1 million, and a second or subsequent offense is punishable as a Class 2 felony and a fine of not more than $2 million. Current law criminalizes an enterprise or any person who occupies a position of organizer, supervisor, or manager of an enterprise for (a) receiving proceeds from racketeering and (b) using or investing $10,000 or more of such proceeds in the acquisition of any title to, or any right, interest, or equity in, real property, or in the establishment or operation of any enterprise. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23103003D
01/11/2023Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2023Impact statement from VCSC (HB2166)
01/17/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB2166)
01/26/2023Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/27/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2023Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2023Committee substitute printed 23105795D-H1
02/03/2023Read first time
02/03/2023Impact statement from VCSC (HB2166H1)
02/05/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB2166H1)
02/06/2023Read second time
02/06/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23105795D-H1
02/06/2023Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2166H1
02/07/2023Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
02/07/2023VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2023Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/15/2023Reported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2023Committee substitute printed 23106927D-S1
02/15/2023Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/16/2023Impact statement from VCSC (HB2166S1)
02/16/2023Reported from Finance and Appropriations (9-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB2166S1)
02/20/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2023Read third time
02/21/2023Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23106927D-S1
02/21/2023Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2166S1
02/21/2023Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2023Senate substitute agreed to by House 23106927D-S1 (57-Y 40-N)
02/22/2023VOTE: Adoption (57-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2023Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2166ER)
03/08/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB2166ER)
03/08/2023Signed by Speaker
03/08/2023Signed by President
03/13/2023Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 13, 2023
03/13/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/26/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 607 (effective 7/1/23)
03/26/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0607)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB896.