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.

    The purpose of this bill is to create the WV EDGE initiative; establishing EDGE initiative goals; providing for administration and accountability; requiring certain joint rule; clarifying that no specific level of appropriation is required; creating collaborative degree completion program; setting forth legislative findings, intent, and program objectives; specifying program applicability; setting forth powers and duties of participating agencies; requiring certain agreements and specifying approval procedures; clarifying legislative findings and intent regarding community and technical college system; renaming certain consortia planning districts and clarifying duties; specifying certain accountability procedures; providing for consortia cochairs; assigning responsibility for developing collaborative degree completion programming; defining programs of study and directing consortia to focus on identifying and providing student programs of study leading to placement in high-demand, high-wage occupations; requiring initial consortia compacts and annual updates by certain date and specifying approval process; specifying facilitating institutions for certain consortia; providing for select committee to examine higher education outcomes-based funding models; specifying membership; requiring report of findings with recommendations to Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability and and joint committee on Government and Finance by certain date; updating names of agencies and institutions; making technical corrections; and deleting obsolete language.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 495,000 495,000
Personal Services 0 225,000 225,000
Current Expenses 0 270,000 270,000
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

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

    Expenditures in the amount of $225,000 would be used to contract one coordinator at $25,000 for each of the nine (9) Community and Technical College/Career Technical Education Planning Consortia to monitor, collect, and maintain EDGE data as it pertains to the requirements set forth in Senate Bill 436. Expenditures in the amount of $270,000 ($30,000 per nine (9) Community and Technical College/Career Technical Education Planning Consortia) would be used to implement the strategies to fulfill Senate Bill 436 requirements.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Brenda Freed
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