Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    The initial and subsequent year’s costs will need to be borne by General Revenue. Initial years, the revenues would be at zero. There is a possibility that revenues after a period of time would match or come close to matching the expenditures but, revenues for subsequent years can’t be calculated at his time.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 3,500,480 2,454,730 2,454,730
Personal Services 2,163,030 2,163,030 2,163,030
Current Expenses 460,000 242,000 242,000
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 352,450 24,700 24,700
Other 525,000 25,000 25,000
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

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

    The personal services are based on WV Department of Personnel’s classification along with 35% in addition for fringe benefits. The current expenses such as copier rental, office supplies, and cell phones are based on the expenditures that the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) incur on an annual basis. There are no expenses for repairs and alterations that may be required. The assets such as the computers, printers, vehicles and office furniture are based on expenses DHSEM incurred in the past. The specialized equipment portion is an estimate that was based with little knowledge of exactly what and how much equipment will be needed. The “other” category is for software that would be procured to handle the information that must secure due to the sensitivity of the information. The projected expenditures for the record keeping portion are based on information acquired from other states.
    Due to the short amount of time for research regarding this budget to basically create a new branch under DHSEM, we have determined the numbers being submitted (although our best estimate) may be underestimated by a large sum.


    The quick turn-a-round of putting together a new branch with so many subject matter experts that will be needed on staff is a challenging task and will allow for missing important data that should be included.
    There is a possibility, once up and running, that the fees established relating to this bill could support this new program under DHSEM. However, the volume and amount of fees cannot be calculated at this time.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Tommy Lee Dingess
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