Date Requested: January 24, 2023
Time Requested: 05:07 PM
Agency: Natural Resources, WV Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2059 Introduced HB2975
CBD Subject: Motor Vehicles



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Creates New Expense, Creates New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

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

In 2016, The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Section received a grant from the US Department of Energy, State Energy Program to install Level 2 EVSE at its State Park Lodges. This resulted in the installation of eleven charging stations. Additionally, Tesla provided at no charge, 24 charging stations, resulting in West Virginia State Parks being one of the first state park systems in the nation to provide EVSE at its lodging facilities. EVSE are located in lodge parking lots at: Blackwater Falls, Pipestem, Twin Falls, Cacapon, Canaan Tygart Lake, Chief Logan, and Hawks Nest. This allows visitors, who own electric cars, the ability to reserve overnight rooms and cabins at West Virginia’s state park lodges, shop, golf, and dine without the worry of seeking alternate solutions for recharging their vehicles. All thirty-five of these existing and operable EVSE would need to be replaced with units that have RFID capabilities, or accept methods of payment including major credit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Wallet.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 73,500 73,500
Personal Services 0 3,500 3,500
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 70,000 70,000
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

The cost of replacing the thirty-five existing EVSE was calculated at $2,000 per unit, labor estimated at four hours installation per unit at an average rate of $25 per hour. Although EVSE use has not been tracked by State Parks, the volume of observed regular usage has been minimal. Electric vehicles require approximately eight hours on a level 2 charger to obtain a full charge, thus typically requiring an overnight stay or a day visit of several hours.


For additional information concerning this fiscal note, please contact: PAUL A REDFORD DEPUTY CHIEF WEST VIRGINIA STATE PARKS 324 4TH AVENUE SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV 25303 304-558-2764

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Amanda Morris
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