Special Revenue; 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 disabled veterans two motor vehicle registration plates exempt from the annual registration fee. As of June 30, 2012, there were 4,728 Disabled Veterans license plates registered in the West Virginia.
     The initial fee charged for a disabled veterans license plate is $15.00 which covers only the $1.00 litter fee and $.50 insurance fee and keeps the plate active for a 10 year period, with a 10 year renewal of $15.00. Additional plates may be purchased under current law for an initial fee of $40 and renewed annually at a rate of $30 per plate.
     House Bill 2103 is eliminating the $15.00 single plate fee. Under this legislation the $40 initial fee and $30 renewal will be eliminated for an additional plate.
     Based on this information the annual revenue loss is $128,340. The total annualized revenue loss over the ten year comparison period is $1,397,100.
     The production cost for one Disabled Veteran license plate is $6.80.
     These assumptions are based on a ten-year license cycle. The calculations also assume (for calculation purposes) that all disabled veterans will purchase a second plate.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 -242,040 -128,340

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

    Disable Veteran Plates as of 6/30/2012 4,728
    Cost of Registration
     First Plate $15.00 (10-year period)
     Second Plate $40.00 initial/$30 annual renewal
    Revenue Loss
     First Plate 4,278 x $15.00 = $ 70,920
     Second Plate 4,278 x $40.00 = $ 171,120
     4,278 x $30 annual renewal $ 128,340
     First Year Total Revenue Loss $ 242,040
     Revenue Loss Per Year
     for Years 2 - 9 $1,155,060



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Jerry L. Conrad
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