FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: January 28, 2019
Time Requested: 01:02 PM
Agency: Corrections & Rehabilitation, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2596 Introduced HB2688
CBD Subject: Crimes


FUND(S):

General Revenue

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Creates New Expense



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    As of June 30, 2018 the WV Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation had 440 offenders serving 1- 15 year prison terms with the most serious offense of Burglary. This constituted approximately 6% of our offender population. Also, in FY2018, 2013 new offenders were sentenced for this same crime.
    Although we do not have information that would describe how many of these offenders would receive the enhanced penalties provided for by this legislation, Burglary represents a significant portion of our population and sentence increases could have a significant fiscal impact on the WVDCR.
    
    For example, if 25% of the 213 new Burglary offenders would end up spending one additional year in prison it would cost the State $1,378,056 ($25,879 average cost per inmate in FY2018 x 25% of 213).



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