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.

    A Fiscal note was not prepared due to the inability of the WV State Police to house such a registry at this time. Please see Memorandum section for details.

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 WVSP maintains the State Criminal Identification Bureau (CIB). All arrest information from all law enforcement; court dispositions; fingerprint submissions; sex offender registry; child abuse registry; concealed weapon permit registry, and bail bondsman registry is stored in a database within CIB. The system being utilized by the WVSP at the present time was developed “in house” during the late 1980s and implemented in the early 1990s. The WVSP has made numerous modifications to the system during the last 20 years; however, while the modifications and changes have ensured functionality, the system cannot “house” information due to new technology architecture and/or new security features. Due to new federal and state guidelines in record management, along with state-of-the-art advances in technology and the new security measures in place, the current system CIB uses has become obsolete.
    The WVSP has reached out to vendors and other agencies that maintain a criminal history system comparable in size and volume and have found that the cost to replace the system would be approximately $5,000,000. Typically, on these types of systems, one can expect to pay 10% to 15% of purchase cost each year in maintenance which puts the West Virginia State Police paying over $500,000 annually to maintain the system.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Connie Gundy
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