Date Requested: February 05, 2015
Time Requested: 12:54 PM
Agency: State Police, West Virginia
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2769 Introduced HB2613
CBD Subject: Health


To Be Established

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program,A New Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    The implementation of this piece of legislation would require the addition of one Office Assistant and two Civilian Fingerprint Technician positions. Additional costs of $56,000 for terminals and AFIS Technician licenses for the Fingerprint Technicians and a computer for the Office Assistant position would be incurred during the first year of implementation.
    See Memorandum below for explanation of anticipated substantial costs not included in fiscal note detail.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 179,701 123,701
Personal Services 0 123,032 123,032
Current Expenses 0 669 669
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 56,000 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 150,000 150,000

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

    For FY2016, known implementation costs would include Personal Services and Current Expense funding for two Fingerprint Technician positions and one office Assistant. A $56,000 onetime expenditure would be needed for the purchase of a computer, two terminals and AFIS Technician licenses.
    The known costs for FY2017 are for the continued support of personnel costs.
    A maximum of $150,000 in revenues could be realized from fees set forth in 16-46-8 (1). A new non-appropriated special revenue fund should be created for the WV State Police for the deposit and use of these fees to assist with cost recovery, but the fee would fall well short of a full offset. See Memorandum for special issues/obstacles.


    This fiscal note is a revision of submission made 02/24/2015
    The fiscal impact to the WVSP for the implementation of this legislation is significant. The reason is because the RAP BACK process is a new federal program and has yet to be implemented by a specific state. This issue is not that this single functionality is the determining factor into the full fiscal impact to the WVSP, but the lack of prior system refreshment and aged infrastructure makes it necessary to address the needs of both the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and the West Virginia Criminal History System (CCH) in order to implement the RAP BACK. Because the Criminal History System is so aged and in a state of disrepair that it cannot be modified, then a fiscal impact of $525,000 per year must be considered to not only address RAP BACK but system integrity as a whole. The same issue applies to the AFIS. It is not feasible, if even possible, to add the RAP BACK functionality to the existing AFIS System. The AFIS is in need of refreshment; therefore a fiscal impact of 2.1 million per year fixes the refreshment AND RAP BACK functionality at the same time. The implementation of RAP BACK functionality can only be accomplished when the WVSP AFIS and CCH infrastructure are modified to current levels and a plan implemented to continue these primary law enforcement systems

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Connie E Gundy, Comptroller
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