FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: February 21, 2017
Time Requested: 01:26 PM
Agency: Education, WV Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1756 Introduced HB2637
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 extend the date for expiration of provisions related to the employment of a retired teacher as a substitute beyond the post-retirement limit in areas of critical need and shortage to June 30, 2020. Speech pathologists and school nurses are added for inclusion under these provisions. The bill also addresses the employment of prospective employable professional personnel in areas of critical need and shortage. There would be no additional cost to the State under the Public School Support Program as a result of this proposed legislation.



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):


    There would be no additional cost to the State under the Public School Support Program as a result of this proposed legislation.
    
    With the addition of speech pathologists and school nurses to the provisions of WV Code 18A-2-3, county boards of education would incur an increase in costs due to the fact that a retired speech pathologist or nurse working as a substitute with several years of experience would receive a higher rate of pay than a younger substitute with less experience, but such additional costs cannot be estimated for the upcoming years, since the number of retiree substitutes in critical shortage areas varies from year to year.
    
    In addition, the Consolidated Public Retirement Board (CPRB) may incur a slight increased cost since the bill would now allow speech pathologist and school nurse retiree substitutes to work beyond the 140 days without having their retirement benefits reduced.



Memorandum


    



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