FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: February 06, 2020
Time Requested: 12:02 PM
Agency: State Police, WV
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2686 Introduced HB4732
CBD Subject: Public Safety


FUND(S):

General 0453

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.


    Summarize in a clear and concise manner what impact this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
    
    Implementation of this proposed legislation, which pays 50 percent of troopers’ current hourly rate for every hour on call will cost approximately $1,879,590 in FY2021 and future years based upon known and estimated data. See explanation of estimates for detail.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2020
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2021
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 1,879,590 0
Personal Services 0 1,879,590 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.
    
    It is impossible to predict the exact cost associated with this bill due to the varied circumstances which dictate when and how many troopers may be on call. In order to provide some reasonable estimate of the expected cost, we have applied the approximate number of detachments without 24-hour coverage(50) to the average number of hours per day (8) they are generally unstaffed for 365 days per year. Again, based upon circumstances which change from week to week and day to day, the number of unstaffed detachments for any portion of a day may vary and the number of hours they remain unstaffed can vary greatly. We have used half the hourly rate of a 10-year corporal as the average rate of pay ($12.6899). Medicare totaling $26,865 is included in this calculation. Additionally, data is not readily available to determine how many hours officers are required to appear in court on their day off.
    



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: Connie E Gundy, Comptroller
    Email Address: connie.e.gundy@wvsp.gov