FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: February 01, 2019
Time Requested: 12:21 PM
Agency: Military Affairs and Public Safety, WV Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2556 Introduced HB2815
CBD Subject: Crime


FUND(S):

General Revenue

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Decreases Existing Expenses



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    As of the end of FY2018, the WV Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation had 378 offenders incarcerated for Grand Larceny as their most serious offense. In addition, during FY2018, 265 new offenders were sentenced to WVDCR custody with Grand Larceny as their most serious offense. The proposed legislation could have a significant positive fiscal impact on the WVDCR.
    
    The WVDCR does not have statistics on how much was stolen by each Grand Larceny offender, however, since this crime category represents such a large portion of our offender population, even modest reductions in admissions for grand larceny would have significant positive fiscal impacts.
    
    For example, if the number of Grand Larceny offenders incarcerated would drop by just 25%, the State of West Virginia would save $2,445,565 per year (95 offenders X average cost per offender in FY2018 - $25,879).



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2019
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2020
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
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):


    Please explain increases and decreases in personal services, current expenses, repairs and alterations, assets, other costs and revenues, including assumptions and data sources and delineation between start-up and ongoing costs. Please also include a long-range schedule of costs and revenues if fiscal impact is expected to vary in future years.



Memorandum


    Please identify any areas of vagueness, technical defects, reasons a bill would not have a fiscal impact, and/or any special issues not captured elsewhere on this form.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Brad Douglas, WVDCR Chief of Staff
    Email Address: brad.t.douglas@wv.gov