FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: February 13, 2018
Time Requested: 01:19 PM
Agency: Auditor, State of WV
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1328 Introduced HB4591
CBD Subject: Elections


FUND(S):

Local Government Funds

Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund Local Government Funds - Municipalities

Legislation creates:





Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The purpose of proposed House Bill 4591 is to allow municipalities to cancel municipal elections and appoint candidates by acclamation, if there is only one candidate running for each municipal office up for election.



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):


    The provisions of proposed House Bill 4591 would amend Chapter 8, Article 4, Section 10 of the West Virginia Code to allow the governing board of a municipality to cancel an upcoming election when only one person has filed for each office up for election and deem all persons who filed for each office to be elected by acclamation. While the provisions of the proposed Bill might result in nominal savings with regard to future municipal elections, we are unable to estimate the likely probability of utilization of the acclamation option or the potential financial impacts on municipal governments.



Memorandum


    We have no additional comments with respect to proposed House Bill 4591.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Michael E. Sizemore, CPA
    Email Address: Mike.Sizemore@wvsao.gov