WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
House Bill 2815
By Delegates Steele, Shott, Pack, Graves and Canestraro
[Introduced February 1,
to the Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §61-3-13 of the Code of West Virginia,1931, as amended, relating to raising the value of goods or chattels that are taken in a larceny to constitute grand larceny.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 3. CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY.
§61-3-13. Grand and petit larceny distinguished; penalties.
(a) If a person commits
simple larceny of goods or chattels of the value of
or more, such person is guilty of a felony, designated grand larceny, and, upon
conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary a
correctional facility not less than one nor more than 10 years, or, in the
discretion of the court, be confined in jail not more than one year and shall
be fined not more than $2,500.
(b) If a person commits
simple larceny of goods or chattels of the value of less than
such person is guilty of a misdemeanor, designated petit larceny, and, upon
conviction thereof, shall be confined in jail for a term not to exceed one year
or fined not to exceed $2,500, or both, in the discretion of the court.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase the monetary value of goods or chattels stolen to be considered grand larceny.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.