FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: January 10, 2018
Time Requested: 02:47 PM
Agency: Health and Human Resources, WV Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1256 Introduced SB86
CBD Subject: Agriculture


FUND(S):

'0407 - Central Office General Administrative Fund

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Creates New Program



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The purpose of this bill is to permit home-based, micro-processing foods to be sold at farmers markets. The bill establishes permit requirements and limitations, inspection standards and permits fees.
    The Department estimates minimal fiscal impact in the first year of $15,802 to develop a training program to train local health department sanitarians on inspection techniques, inspection equipment use, and record keeping for micro-processing firms. Fiscal impact in future years could be absorbed in current level funding.
    



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 15,802 0
Personal Services 0 11,530 0
Current Expenses 0 4,272 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):


    The estimated $11,530 in Personal Services for FY2019 is for .23 FTE of a current Sanitarian Chief to provide training to local health departments in inspection techniques, inspection equipment use, and record keeping for micro-processing firms. Included in this estimated Personal Services cost is salary of $9,770 for the .23 Sanitarian Chief and Fringes in the amount of $1,760.
    The estimated Current Expenses for FY2019 of $4,272 includes in-state travel costs of $3,472 for providing training to 49 local health departments (130 miles x $0.545 per mile x 49 LHDs); office supplies of $600 for development of training materials; and pH buffer solution of $200 for use as a training aid.
    



Memorandum


    This proposed legislation would result in local health departments also incurring personnel, training, and travel costs. Local health department sanitarians would need to complete Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required training for food manufacturing which consists of three out-of-state required courses at approximately $1,800 per course for a total of $5,400 per trainee; 68 hours of on-line FDA training (no cost courses) ; and one-on-one training with Public Health Sanitarian Chief Trainer per participating sanitarian. It is estimated that the total cost per local health department to obtain required training under this proposed legislation would be approximately $9,343 per participating sanitarian, including training, travel, and personnel staff time costs. The Local health departments would receive permit and other fees to assist in covering these costs, but it is unknown the number of how many applicants there would be.
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Bill J. Crouch
    Email Address: Bill.J.Crouch@wv.gov