FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: March 10, 2017
Time Requested: 01:26 PM
Agency: Highways, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1536 Introduced HB2924
CBD Subject:


FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund State Road Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The proposed legislation requires conduit for fiber optic cable to be included in all state highway construction projects for new highways constructed in the State. The length of new highways constructed by the West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) would vary from year to year and an average of five miles per year is used for determining the estimate along with an estimated cost of $10 per foot for installation of conduit.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2017
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2018
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 264,000 264,000 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):


    See Fiscal Note Summary above for information regarding the fiscal impact of this bill on DOH.



Memorandum


    The West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways is responsible for the construction, maintenance and operations of the road system in the State of West Virginia which represents over 92% of the road system in the State. These projects include system preservation, operational improvement and the construction of new highways. There are a few major new highways being constructed each year as part of the DOH capital program. The installation of conduit for future fiber optic cable to be placed is estimated to be $10 per foot of installation. In using 5 miles per year of new highway construction at a cost of $10 per foot for conduit, the total cost in a fiscal year would be estimated at $264,000. The definition of a new highway construction project should be further clarified and the fiber optic needs and connectivity should be integrated into the process.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Lorrie Hodges
    Email Address: lorrie.a.hodges@wv.gov