5224 Healthy Lifestyles Fund

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    The purpose of this bill is to create the "West Virginia Winner" program to promote healthy living and improve lifestyle and increase longevity of West Virginia residents by competing in various athletic and cultural events in the fifty-five counties. The bill provides that the program be administered by the Office of Healthy Lifestyles. And, the bill declares who may participate in the events together with participation fees to be paid.
    The Department of Health and Human Resources (Department) is unable to provide a fiscal note on the proposed legislation as several areas of the bill are unclear. These areas of vagueness have been identified in the memorandum section of the fiscal note response.

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 0 0

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



    The proposed legislation does not clearly identify the following issues that would assist the Department in compiling a fiscal note response. 1. Are individual participant fees, as well as fees paid by large corporations, small businesses and others collected by the counties and used as part or all of their bid or would these fees be submitted to the Department's Office of Healthy Lifestyles. 2.. The proposed legislation states "Counties that do not win bids to host an event will send in one hundred percent of the participant fee to counties that have those events." Is this referring to the individual participant fee only and would this be retained by the unsuccessful bidders to be forwarded to the successful bidder upon award of the event? Why would counties be charging participation fees prior to winning a bid? 3. The proposed legislation does not indicate if the corporate/small business/etc participation fee is per event as is indicated for the individual participants. 4. How are noncompetitive events funded? 5. How are district events funded?
    Technical flaw: The bid deadline is the same as the bid opening.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Rocco S Fucillo
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