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Introduced Version House Bill 2815 History

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FISCAL NOTEWEST virginia legislature

2019 regular session

Introduced

House Bill 2815

By Delegates Steele, Shott, Pack, Graves and Canestraro

[Introduced February 1, 2019; Referred
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 $1,000 $2,500 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 $1,000, $2,500, 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.

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