Sources of Revenue:

General Fund,Special Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program,A New Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    The proposed legislation would expand the responsibilities of the law-enforcement training subcommittee and rename it the law-enforcement professional standards subcommittee; clarify the authority to de-certify law-enforcement officers; establish a database of law-enforcement officers disciplined for certain types of misconduct; request the proposal of legislative rules to set standards for law-enforcement agencies to report certain types of misconduct by officers to the database; and require that law- enforcement agencies check the database prior to hiring any officer.
    DJCS currently has no funds (general, special or otherwise) for the implementation of these responsibilities and efforts detailed cannot take place (in whole or in part) without appropriate funding outlined in this note.
    This Fiscal Note will attempt to determine the fiscal impact on the State of West Virginia and the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services in administering this program pursuant to the guidelines established in the proposed legislation.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 182,500 182,500
Personal Services 0 117,500 117,500
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 65,000 65,000
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

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

    In order to implement/administer the Law Enforcement Standards and Conduct Program would require:
    Additional Staff Support (Personal Services) Annually:
    Upgrade to current Law Enforcement Training Coordinator from a Criminal Justice Specialist 3 to a Criminal Justice Program Manager with an increase in annual salary of approximately - $5,000.00
    Benefits (33%) - $1,650.00
    (1) Investigator II approximate Market Rate Salary - $40,000.00
    Benefits (33%) - $13,000.00
    Full-time Administrative Assistant approximate Market Rate Salary - $30,000.00
    Benefits (33%) - $9,900.00
    Secretarial Support (50%) approximate Market Rate - $13,000.00
    Benefits (33%) - $4,950.00
    “Other” expenses Annually:
    Expenses necessary for routine functions of the program (i.e. mail outs, meetings, office supplies, proportionate office space, vehicle, maintenance, travel, etc., will also be required)
    Estimated: $30,000.00 annually.
    Expenses necessary for routine functions of the program (i.e. legal support, contracts, program development maintenance, database development maintenance, etc)
    Estimated: $35,000.00 annually.


    1. This Bill still adds additional duties upon the Governors Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction. We have provided an estimate on what management of this program will cost, but neither we -- nor the sponsors of this legislation have identified a revenue source to support it. DJCS on behalf of the Governors Committee does not have the resources in its current budget to conduct these activities. The legislature must identify a reliable source of funds to implement this project.
    2.The bill does not state an effective date. Ninety days from enactment would be within this fiscal year. We would not be in the position to implement the bill until fy 2012. A July 1, 2011 date would provide for a more normal transition.
    3. Fiscal matters may be influenced by the Legislative rules that the GCCDC would have to promulgate. This may impact future costs either greater or lesser amounts.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: J. Norbert Federspiel
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