Date Requested: January 23, 2015
Time Requested: 10:41 AM
Agency: Natural Resources, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1617 Introduced HB2033
CBD Subject: Natural Resources



Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    The purpose of this bill is to transfer the regulatory authority of captive cervid farming to the Department of Agriculture. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has statutory authority to protect native wildlife and currently monitors the captive cervid industry in West Virginia. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources projects that if the bill becomes law, there will be a reduced financial impact upon the agency but may require monies from the State’s General Fund to monitor and manage the captive cervid industry.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 30,000 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 -10,000 0 20,000

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



    Hunting and Fishing License revenue provides the bulk of the monitoring and operating revenue for the agency’s
    wildlife and law enforcement programs. Transfer of regulatory authority captive cervids would result in additional monies from the State’s General Fund. Until such time a MOU is finalized between the Department of Agriculture and the Division of Natural Resources the actual fiscal impacts of this legislation is unknown.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Christopher Ryan
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