Date Requested: February 15, 2017
Time Requested: 01:19 PM
Agency: Agriculture, WV Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1966 Introduced HB2458
CBD Subject: Agriculture



Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund N/A

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

As written, HB2458 has no fiscal impact on revenues or disbursements of the Department of Agriculture. However, as noted below in the 'Memorandum' section, there would be an impact on food and consumer safety that could have broader economic implications.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
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):

This legislation is not anticipated to have any impact on revenues authorized for the Department of Agriculture under Chapter 19 of the WV Code, nor does it require the expenditure of any agency resources.


In its current form, HB2458 conflicts with federal and state regulations governing food production and safety, including the recently-introduced SB27 for micro-processor permitting. Exemptions to food production regulation increase the potential for food-borne illness outbreaks which would endanger public health, negatively affect the livelihood of food producers, and put regulatory officials in a reactive instead of proactive position regarding food and consumer safety.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Alan Clemans, on behalf of Sandra Gillispie, CFO
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