Date Requested: February 14, 2017
Time Requested: 01:57 PM
Agency: Motor Vehicles, WV Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2239 Introduced SB309
CBD Subject:


road fund

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    The purpose of this bill is to authorize counties to offer license plates customized to that particular county and the application procedures thereof.
    Development costs for fifty-five county license plates would be approximately $2,000 per plate. This cost includes employee time, state police approval, manufacturer approval, and graphic design work. New license plate plates take anywhere from nine months to a year for the design of one plate. Additional programming for each of the fifty-five county plates would also be required to provide a separate classification for each plate.
    In addition to the plate design a generic license application would be developed and made available on the Division of Motor Vehicle’s website.
    Once these steps are completed a resident vehicle owner would need to provide a completed application and show proof of compliance with motor vehicles laws relative to registration and licensing, and pay all applicable fees. It is estimated to take twenty minutes to review, process, and collect fees.
    All plates would need to be ordered and processed as requested on an individual basis. Each plate would be mailed to the customer when produced at an approximate cost of $1.82 each.
    Also, there will be fees collection and processing for distribution to the affected counties.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 133,594 133,594 1,994
Personal Services 14,216 1,426 1,426
Current Expenses 568 568 568
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 131,600 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

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

    Development Cost
     $ 8.50 Cost per Plate
     55 Counties
     $ 467.50 Total Manufacturing Costs
     $ 1.82 Cost of Mailing per Plate
     55 Counties
     $ 100.10 Total Mailing Costs
    Administrative Cost
     $ 2,000 Per Plate Development Cost
     55 Counties
     $ 110,000 Total Development Cost
     $ 90 Programming Costs per Hour
     240 6 Weeks Programming Time
     $ 21,600 Total Programming Cost
    Material Cost
     $ 6 Per Hour Labor Cost to Process
     55 Counties
     $ 330 Total Cost to Process One Application per County
     $ 1.66 Distribution of Funds per Transaction
     55 Counties
     $ 91.30 Total Distribution of Funds
     12 Months
     $ 1,095.60 Total Funds per Year



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Raeann Kriner
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