Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    Implementation of this proposed legislation will cost approximately $787,787 in FY 13 and future years based upon the minimum wage set forth in WV Code 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 Set 2007-2009.
    The projected cost for call back time is $677,265; the projected cost for teh housing allowance is $110,522.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 787,787 787,787
Personal Services 0 776,527 776,527
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 11,260 11,260
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 (59) to the number of hours per day (8) they are generally unstaffed. Again, based upon circumstances which change week to week and day to day, the number of unstaffed detachments for any portion of a day may vary and the number of hours they may be unstaffed can vary greatly. Additionally, data is not readily available to determine how many hours or how many officers are required to appear in court on their day off.
    The housing allowance currently affects 44 out of 642 troopers who work and reside in Berkeley, Cabell, Jefferson, Monongalia and Putnam counties. This count can change greatly based upon reassignment, their residence changes and census data.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Ron Twohig, Comptroller
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