Road Fund

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

     The purpose of this bill is to allow volunteer firefighters a discount on motor vehicle registration fees. Volunteer firefighters would be given two years of motor vehicle registration when they pay for a one year registration.
     According to Sterling Lewis, Jr., State Fire Marshall, there are approximately 11,000 Volunteer Fire Fighters in West Virginia. The revenue lost would be $313,500 every other year. A vehicle registration is $30.00, with $28.50 of that being the actual registration fee. Our interpretation of the bill is that the $1.00 fee collected for litter control and the 0.50 fee collected for insurance enforcement will still be paid annually by the firefighter.
     The cost to implement this bill will include changes to the Division’s vehicle registration database and cash register system. The total estimated additional cost for these changes is $12,500.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 12,500 12,500 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 12,500 12,500 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues -313,500 -313,500 0

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

    Estimated Costs
     Changes to Vehicle Database
     Programming $ 5,000
     Computer Time $ 5,000
     Changes to Cash Register System $ 2,500
     Total $ 12,500
    Estimated Revenue
     Estimated Number of Firefighters 11,000
     Registration Fee $ 28.50
     Total Loss of Revenue $ 313,500



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Jerry Conrad, Director
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