Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

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

     Implementation of this proposed legislation will cost approximately $726,528 in FY 12 and future years based upon the minimum wage set forth in Chapter 21, Article 5c, Section 2 and the median monthly housing costs for owner occupied housing units with a mortgage as identified in the US Census Bureau Table GCT2511 updated by the most recent American Community Survey data set 2007-2009.
    The projected cost for call back time is $612,938. The projected cost for the housing allowance is $113,590.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 726,528 726,528
Personal Services 0 716,143 716,143
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 10,385 10,385
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

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

     It is impossible to predict the exact cost associated with this bill due to the varied circumstances which dictate when and how many troopers may be on call. In order to provide some reasonable estimate of the expected cost, we have applied the number of detachments without 24 hour coverage (57) to the number of hours per day (8) they are generally unstaffed. Again, based upon circumstances which change from week to week and day to day, the number of unstaffed detachments for any portion of day may vary and the number of hours that they may be unstaffed can vary greatly.
     The housing allowance currently affects 48 out of 703 troopers who work and reside in Cabell, Putnam, Monongalia, Berkeley and Jefferson counties. This count can change greatly based upon reassignment, their residence and the change in monthly housing costs periodically updated by the US Census Bureau.


    While retirement was not factored into the total cost, this income is subject to medicare costs (1.45%) as confirmed with the State Auditor's Office.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Ron Twohig, Comptroller
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