FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: January 10, 2018
Time Requested: 02:24 PM
Agency: Prosecuting Attorneys Institute
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1107 Introduced SB39
CBD Subject: Crime


FUND(S):

Forensic Medical Examination Fund

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:





Fiscal Note Summary


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


    Don't foresee any impact on the fund as a result of this bill.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2018
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2019
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):


    No impact.



Memorandum


    The Forensic Medical Examination Fund was created to comply with the Code Of Federal Regulations requirement that states must put up some state money to pay for the costs of sexual assault forensic examinations as a prerequisite to applying to the Federal Government for Violence against Women funding. West Virginia's statutes on the subject are 61-8B-15 & 16 and they have been in effect since 1996.
    
    Sexual Assault examinations are routinely performed in West Virginia and have been for years. The Institute has reimbursed licensed medical facilities at an annual average rate of around 243 examinations over the last 10 years.
    
    This bill contains no provisions from which one would be able to forecast the likelihood of an increase or decrease in the number of reimbursement requests we see annually.
    
    Legislative members and staff may want to request that the WV State Police also examine the fiscal ramifications of this bill.
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Philip Morrison
    Email Address: philip.w.morrison@wv.gov