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 current budgeted manpower of the WV State Police is 698. In order to reach a count of 800 positions by July 1, 2017, 25 new trooper positions will need to be funded each of the next three fiscal years and 27 trooper positions the fourth year.
    For each class of 25, the first year cost is $2,833,054. The second and third year cost is $1,723,952 and $1,772,668 respectively. The first year cost is higher due to the cost associated with properly equipping additional troopers with a patrol car and related equipment – approximately $48,566 each per trooper.
    Increasing the longevity pay (which is effective during their third year of service) from $400 to $580 per year for 698 funded positions will cost an additional $1,429,750 for the first year. At 800 funded positions, the annual recurring increase in funding required will be $215,200.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 4,262,804 8,509,531
Personal Services 0 2,188,697 4,638,405
Current Expenses 0 254,261 810,803
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 1,214,150 1,311,282
Other 0 605,696 1,749,041
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

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

    The cost per cadet class for each class of 25 – 3 classes required
    Year 1 $2,833,054
    Year 2 $1,723,952
    Year 3 $1,772,668
    Year 4 $1,807,706
    Cost for the Cadet Class for the 4th class of 27
    Year 1 $3,058,898
    Year 2 $1,861,868
    Year 3 $1,914,481
    Year 4 $1,975,645


    There will be an unknown cost for replacing 102 patrol cars and equipment on a cyclical basis. At current contract prices, $2,737,476 additional funding will be needed to replace 102 cars no less than every four years.
    Eight hundred troopers is an arbitrary number and does not guarantee the efficient operation of the WV State Police nor does it establish any type of minimum or maximum level of security afforded to the citizens of West Virginia.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Connie E Gundy
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