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, 2018, 20 new trooper positions will need to be funded each of the next four fiscal years and 22 trooper positions the fifth year.
    For each class of 20, the first year cost is $2,268,443. The second and third year cost is $1,379,162 and $1,418,134 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 from $400 to $580 per year for 698 funded positions will cost an additional $146,308 per 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 4,597,839 8,347,497
Personal Services 0 2,769,074 4,704,427
Current Expenses 0 205,409 807,750
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 971,320 1,068,452
Other 0 652,036 1,766,868
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

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

    The cost per cadet class for each class of 20 – 4 classes required
    Year 1 $2,268,443
    Year 2 $1,379,162
    Year 3 $1,418,134
    Year 4 $1,446,165
    Year 5 $1,463,441
    Cost for the Cadet Class for the 5th class of 22
    Year 1 $2,494,288
    Year 2 $1,517,078
    Year 3 $1,559,948
    Year 4 $1,590,781
    Year 5 $1,609,785


    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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