Date Requested: February 12, 2021
Time Requested: 02:15 PM
Agency: Corrections & Rehabilitation, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1717 Introduced HB2310
CBD Subject:


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.

Literature is available which shows that it costs states up to twice as much to house an offender on death row versus typical average annual costs ($20,031 per year is the per offender in FY2020, based on the per diem calculated by the State Budget Office). The WV Division of Corrections & Rehabilitation would also require an execution chamber to be constructed and equipped. The WVDCR has no institutional experience or knowledge of the death penalty or the operation of a housing unit for those offenders, so there would be consulting and training costs involved. Finally, the cost of lethal injection drugs has increased in recent years, with some states having trouble acquiring the drugs at all. Furthermore, as it is unknown how often this sentence would be imposed, it is difficult to predict the fiscal impact of this legislation.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
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.


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
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