FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: February 13, 2017
Time Requested: 03:54 PM
Agency: Education, WV Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1343 Introduced HB2378
CBD Subject: Education (K12)


FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund N/A

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The purpose of this bill is to require county boards of education to provide days prior to early voting during primary, general and special elections for registering eligible students to vote and for the transportation of registered students to appropriate voting places during early voting periods. The estimated cost to the county boards of education for the proposed legislation is $39,634 per year. While there would be a nominal cost to the State for the proposed legislation due to the increased fuel costs incurred by the counties under Step 4 of the Public School Support Program, insufficient data exists to provide an estimate of that cost.



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 39,634 39,634
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 39,634 39,634
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


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


    The estimated cost to the county boards of education for the proposed legislation is $39,634per year. To calculate this estimate, four county boards of education were asked to project the cost per school for providing transportation for eligible students to vote on a school day considering costs such as increased bus driver pay, fuel costs, and professional substitute costs to cover supervision of the students while being transported to vote. The average cost per school projected by the four counties was $266 per school. This average cost was multiplied by the total number of high schools and vocational schools (149) for the 2016-17 school year.
    
    While there would be a nominal cost to the State for the proposed legislation due to the increased fuel costs incurred by the counties under Step 4 of the Public School Support Program, insufficient data exists to provide an estimate of that cost.



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Brenda Freed
    Email Address: bfreed@k12.wv.us