FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: February 13, 2017
Time Requested: 01:57 PM
Agency: Corrections, WV Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1252 Introduced HB2408
CBD Subject: Crime


FUND(S):



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.


    Because it is unknown how often this sentence would be applied it is difficult to predict the fiscal impact of this legislation. However, the body of literature available, shows that it costs states up to twice as much to house an offender on death row versus typical average annual costs ($27,684 in 2016). In addition, the execution chamber would have to be constructed and equipped. The WVDOC has no institutional experience or knowledge of the death penalty or the operation of a housing unit for those offenders, so there would be consulting and training costs involved. Finally, the cost of lethal injection drugs has skyrocketed in recent years, with some states having trouble acquiring the drugs at all.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2017
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2018
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 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 0 0 0


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


    



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Brad Douglas
    Email Address: brad.t.douglas@wv.gov