FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: January 26, 2016
Time Requested: 03:56 PM
Agency: Military Affairs and Public Safety, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1723 Introduced HB4287
CBD Subject: Military and Veterans


FUND(S):

0433

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.


    The TOTAL COST for the West Virginia Veterans Service Decoration (Pin) is $275,550. This includes the cost for the pin of $0.85 per 10,000 pins (as of 20150327) multiplied by 167,000 WV Veterans plus an additional $0.85 will be needed for shipping, envelopes, and letters for recipients.
    
    The WV Veterans Service Decoration (Pin) reads equivalent to campaign medals (Federal Awards) like the World War II Victory Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. This would encompass not only National Guard Soldiers but all WV Veterans who have served during periods of these armed conflicts.
    Note: The National Guard can coordinate with the WV Office of Veterans Assistance to distribute/award the WV VSD to currently serving Soldiers and Airmen of the WVNG.
    *Reference for number of Veterans in WV: http://www.va.gov/vetdata/Veteran_Population.asp
    
    The TOTAL COST for the WV Service Cross (Medal) Set is $26,475. This includes $19,975 plus $7,500 for Shipping, Certificate, Cost of presentation binder.
    
    The WV Service Cross (WVSC) can be processed and coordinated for awarding like other WV Military Medals with the order of precedence being the WV Distinguished Service Medal WVDSM), the WV Legion of Merit (WVLOM), the WV Service Cross, and other WV awards and decorations. The WVDSM and the WVLOM require a board; however, for the WVSC a board would not be required. The WVNG will develop an application to request the award that would include documentation, such as a DD214, showing they have received an award for valor during their military career.
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2016
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2017
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 302,025 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 302,025 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):


    START-UP COSTS ARE $302,025 AND ARE ESTIMATED TO COVER 3 FISCAL YEARS (2017, 2018 AND 2019
    
    ONGOING COSTS WILL BE $5,000 PER YEAR BEGINNING WITH FISCAL YEAR 2020



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: RHONDA WICK
    Email Address: rhonda.c.wick.nfg@mail.mil