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ACT NO. 156


Crimes; larceny; study on women offenders

This act establishes a consistent monetary threshold of $900.00 in various larceny crimes for the purpose of distinguishing between a misdemeanor and a felony. Stealing something that amounts in value to $900.00 or less is a misdemeanor, and stealing something in value that amounts to more than $900.00 is a felony. The act also creates misdemeanor offenses for false pretenses and raises fines on some larceny offenses.

The core team of the agency of human services incarcerated women's initiative is required to study and propose solutions to problems as they relate to women offenders in Vermont. A member of the core team shall verbally report on the team's progress to the joint corrections oversight committee at each oversight committee meeting during the summer and autumn of 2006.  On or before November 15, 2006, the core team shall provide to the joint corrections oversight committee a report detailing its work and proposing legislative solutions to address the issues it identifies.  If applicable, the report shall include a budget detailing the cost of initiating and operating any proposed services, including potential nonstate funding sources, and a projection of the financial impact the proposals would have on future state capital and general fund appropriations.

Effective Date: July 1, 2006

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont