FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: February 05, 2018
Time Requested: 01:50 PM
Agency: Corrections, WV Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1694 Introduced HB4419
CBD Subject: Crime, Public Safety


FUND(S):

General Revenue

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Increases Existing Expenses



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    Each offender sentenced under the proposed legislation that would receive an additional 5 year to the minimum of their determinate sentence would result in an additional cost to the WV Division of Corrections of $130,405 per offender ($26, 081 average annual cost per offender in FY 2017 multiplied by 5 years).
    
    An example for those offenders with indeterminate sentences that would have the minimum sentence doubled as a result of the proposed legislation would be as follows: an offender sentenced for a 2yr – 10yr sentence would have the minimum 2yr sentence doubled to 4yrs which would result in an estimated $52,162 ($26, 081 average annual cost per offender in FY 2017 multiplied by 2 years) However, the West Virginia Division of Corrections is unable to estimate how many new offenders would be affected by these enhanced minimum sentences.



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):


    



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Anne Thomas
    Email Address: anne.f.thomas@wv.gov