Date Requested: February 24, 2015
Time Requested: 01:34 PM
Agency: State Police, West Virginia
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2878 Introduced HB2899
CBD Subject: Salaries


0453, 6501, 6505

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund,Special Fund,Other Fund 6505

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    This proposed legislation will cost the State of West Virginia approximately $3,051,268 the first year which includes retroactive longevity increases, college degree increases, and one time educational incentives for existing troopers who have college degrees. The estimate for the year of full implementation is $2,879,977 which is the cumulative increase over current level spending.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 3,051,268 2,879,977
Personal Services 0 2,745,604 2,537,185
Current Expenses 0 22,326 25,002
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 283,338 317,790
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

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

    Calculations for retroactive longevity were based on actual membership for year one and for all uniformed members eligible to receive longevity in full year of implementation.
    The one time education payments as well as the College Degree Increases were calculated on uniformed members who have provided proof of educational accomplishments to the West Virginia State Police Personnel section as follows: 258 possess 4-year degrees and 17 hold masters degrees.
    Year 1 costs:
    General Revenue: $3,026,709
    Special Revenue: $ 11,331
    Non-Appropriated Special Revenue: $ 13,228
    Year 2 costs:
    General Revenue: $2,854,033
    Special Revenue: $ 12,019
    Non-Appropriated Special Revenue: $ 13,925


    We cannot predict upcoming college degree or one time education incentive costs with accuracy since the educational accomplishments for current or future troopers are unknown. Estimates for the one-time Education incentive of $1,500 per trooper who attain a degree are not included in the “full implementation” calculation, nor are additional costs for members who obtain a degree in the future.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Connie E Gundy, Comptroller
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