FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: January 27, 2016
Time Requested: 02:54 PM
Agency: Secretary of State
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1424 Introduced SB408
CBD Subject: Elections


FUND(S):

1617

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The change in Legislation would require changes/ additions to the campaign finance reporting database to make all the required fields searchable. The estimated one
    time cost to the database is $35,000. In addition, in election years temporary employees will need to be hired to input data from candidates and PACS that don't file
    online but file paper copies of campaign finance reports. We estimate this cost to be $21,738.24 in non-presidential years and $36,230.40 in presidential year and
    $2,664 in non-election years for annual report filings.
    
    No additional revenue will be generated with this legislation.
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2016
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2017
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 662,304 21,738
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 one-time cost of $35,000 is based on an email from SCYTL the vendor that maintains the database. After reviewing SB408 they provided us with a
    ballpark range of $30,000 - $40,000.
    
    The cost for the temporary employees was computed using the rate for an office assistant 2 in the state wide contract for temporary employees of $11.10
    and an estimated 1,958 hours in non-presidential years and 3,264 hours in presidential years and 240 in non-election years
    



Memorandum


    The cost for temporary employees could be reduced if more
    of the campaign finance reports are filed online or completely eliminated if all candidates and PACs are required to file online.
    
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: John Sandoro
    Email Address: jsandoro@wvsos.com