Date Requested: January 16, 2015
Time Requested: 10:09 AM
Agency: Highways, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1522 Introduced SB41
CBD Subject: Roads and Transportation


Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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


Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost -5,000 -5,000 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 -1,700 -1,700 0

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

    1. The purpose of the Bill is to repeal §17-20-1 and §17-20-2 of West Virginia Code.
    2. Legislative Rules and Regulations §157-6-2 discuss definitions of Roadside Memorials and Roadside Memorial Signs. Code of State Rules §157-6-9 specifically discusses Roadside Memorials, including Permanent, Temporary and Roadside Memorial Signs. As the rules were promulgated in response to WV State Code §17-20-1 and §17-20-2, it is assumed the intent is to remove the authority for Permanent Roadside Memorials (by permit only), Temporary Roadside Memorials and Roadside Memorial Signs.
    3. The DOH coordinates the Roadside Memorial Sign Program. On average (past 4 years) annually, the DOH receives 11 applications, is able to approve 6 applications, receives $850 in revenue associated with sign fabrication/installation and receives $850 for a one-time 3 year renewal of installed signs.
    4. It is estimated that DOH staff collectively spend roughly 120 hours of program administrative time discussing the program requirements (or temporary roadside memorials), reviewing applications/research, formal communications by letter with applicants coordination of invoicing/receivables, as well as tracking and formal reporting. While we have no specific authorization to track this function, we estimate roughly $5,000 in administrative costs annually.
    5. Fiscal Note Detail shown above. It is estimated that DOH will spend roughly $5,000 less administering the program annually and lose an average of $1,700 in revenue associated with the Roadside Memorial Sign Program for a net increase to the DOH of $3,300.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Lorrie Hodges
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