FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: February 28, 2017
Time Requested: 01:24 PM
Agency: Motor Vehicles, WV Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2699 Introduced SB477
CBD Subject: Governor -- Bills Requested By


FUND(S):

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 increase the State Road Fund by increasing Division of Motor Vehicle administrative fees and motor fuel excise taxes, including titling, registration, driver licensing, identification card issuance and abstract fees. Every five years, the DMV fees will increase based on the U.S. Department of Labor Consumer Price Index. This bill increases the flat rate component of the motor fuel excise tax from 20.5 cents to 30.5 cents per invoice gallon of motor fuel and upon each gallon equivalent of alternative fuel. This bill also increases the minimum average wholesale sales price of motor fuel from $2.34 to $3.04. All changes are effective July 1, 2017.
    
    • Increase the fee for Certification of Records from $1 to $1.50 per record. The Division produces approximately 1,500 certified records each fiscal year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue to be deposited into the State Road Fund by $7,500.
    
    • Increase the fee for vehicle records from $1 to $1.50 per record. The Division produces approximately 5,000 vehicle records each fiscal year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $2,500.
    
    • Increase title document fees from $5 to $7.50. The Division generates approximately 605,198 titles (instant print titles included) each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $1,512,995.
    
    • Increase the vehicle registration transfer fee from $5 to $7.50. The Division issues approximately 188,673 transfers each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $471,683.
    
    • Increase the fee for salvage and cosmetic total loss vehicle titles from $15 to $22.50. The Division issues approximately 25,034 salvage vehicle titles each year. Increasing the fee will increase the revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $187,755.
    • Increase the fee for reconstructed vehicle titles from $5 to $7.50. The Division issues approximately 14,777 reconstructed vehicle titles each year. Increasing the fee will increase the revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $36,943.
    
    • Increase the fee to add or remove a lien from $5 to $7.50. The Division processes approximately 371,375 liens each year. Increasing this fee will increase the revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $928,438.
    
    • Increase the registration fee for class ‘A’ passenger vehicles from $28.50 to $50. The Division renews approximately 1,316,489 of these Class A registrations each year. Increasing this fee will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $28,304,514.
    
    • Increase the duplicate registrations and license plates fee from $5 to $7.50. The Division issues approximately 57,710 duplicate registrations or plates each year. Increasing the fee will increase the revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $144,275.
    
    • Increase title duplicate fees from $5 to $7.50. The Division generates approximately 39,475 duplicate titles each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $98,688.
    
    • Increase the fee for identification cards from $2.50 to $3.75 per year. Each year the Division issues approximately 18,747 identification cards. Increasing the fee will generate an additional $23,434 per year deposited into the State Road Fund.
    
    • Increase the fee for taking the knowledge test for a driver’s license from $5 to $7.50 per attempt. Each year the Division issues 91,359 tests. Increasing the fee will generate an additional $228,398.
    
    • Increase the fee for taking the skills test for a driver’s license from $5 to $7.50 per attempt. Each year the Division issues 26,874 tests. Increasing the fee will generate an additional $67,185.
    
    • Increase the fee for instruction permits and level 2 driver’s license from $5 to $7.50. Each year the Division issues approximately 51,407 instruction permits and licenses. Increasing the fee will generate an additional $128,518.
    
    • Increase the fee for a Class ‘E’ or standard driver’s license and level 3 driver’s license from $2.50 to $3.75 per year. Each year the Division issues approximately 255,153 licenses. Increasing the fee will generate an additional $318,941.
    
    • Increase the fee for a duplicate driver’s license from $5 to $7.50. Each year the Division issues approximately 80,135 duplicate driver’s licenses. Increasing the fee will increase the revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $200,338.
    
    • Increase the fee for a driving record from $5 to $7.50. The Division issues approximately 494,962 driving records each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $1,237,405.
    
    • Increase the docket fee for a hearing request from $10 to $15. The Division issues approximately 2,000 driving records each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited into the DMV Fees Fund by $10,000.
    



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 33,909,506 33,909,506 33,909,503


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


    
    Vehicle Registrations/Documents Quantity Increase Total
    
    Certification of Record 15,000 $ 0.50 $ 7,500
    
    Registration Information Request 5,000 $ 0.50 $ 2,500
    
    Title Fee 605,198 $ 2.50 $ 1,512,995
    
    Transfer Fee 188,673 $ 2.50 $ 471,683
    
    Cosmetic Total Loss
    and Salvage Certificate 25,034 $ 7.50 $ 187,755
    
    Branded Titles 14,777 $ 2.50 $ 36,943
    
    Lien Record/Release Fee 371,375 $ 2.50 $ 928,438
    
    Class A Registrations 1,316,489 $ 21.50 $ 28,304,514
    
    Duplicate Registrations
    and Plates 57,710 $ 2.50 $ 144,275
    
    Duplicate Titles 39,475 $ 2.50 $ 98,688
    
    Driver's License Documents Quantity Increase Total
    
    ID Cards (per year) 18,747 $ 1.25 $ 23,434
    
    Knowledge Test (per attempt) 91,359 $ 2.50 $ 228,398
    
    Road Skills Test (per attempt) 26,874 $ 2.50 $ 67,185
    
    Level 2 GDL and
    Instruction Permits 51,407 $ 2.50 $ 128,518
    
    Class E Driver's License and
    Level 3 GDL (per year) 255,153 $ 1.25 $ 318,941
    
    Duplicate Driver's License
    or Permits 80,135 $ 2.50 $ 200,338
    
    Docket Fee 2,000 $ 5.00 $ 10,000
    
    Certified Driving Record 494,962 $ 2.50 $ 1,237,405
    
    
     Grand Total $ 33,909,506
    



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Raeann Kriner
    Email Address: raeann.k.kriner@wv.gov