Date Requested: February 20, 2015
Time Requested: 11:05 AM
Agency: Supreme Court of Appeals
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
3278 Introduced SB479
CBD Subject: Courts


Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    This bill increase the number of family court judges serving the sixth family court circuit consisting of Cabell County from two judges to three judges and the number of family court judges serving the twenty-third family court circuit consisting Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan counties from one judge to two judges.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 5,822,974
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):

    The cost of adding a family court judge:
     Family Court Judge $94,500 Statutory Salary
     Case Coordinator $46,992 Highest level of pay for this position
     Secretary Clerk $36,528 Highest level of pay for this position
     Total Salary $178,020
     PERS @ 15.0 % $26,703
     FICA @ 7.65 % $13,619
     Workers Comp @ .36% $613
     PEIA - 1% Premium $1,780
     PEAI - OPEB ($167/mo/emp) $6,012
     PEIA - Family Premium $23,400 Assumes Family Coverage with most expensive plan
     Total Benefit Cost $72,127
     Rent $16,000
     Information Technology $5,000 Start up cost
     Telephone $3,000
     Office Supplies $6,600
     Travel & continuing education $5,000
     Postage and Copier $5,400
     Total Current Expenses $41,000
     Total Annualized Cost $291,147
    Please note: Since this legislation provides that these new judges will be running in the 2016 election cycle and will not be taking office until July 1, 2017, there is no fiscal impact for the upcoming fiscal year.
    Next fiscal year, the costs will be for half year but since it will be the first year, it is half of the 1st year figure to cover the start-up costs associated with a new position.
    Full implementation in FY18 at $582,294



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Tina A. Payne
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