Date Requested: February 19, 2018
Time Requested: 10:31 AM
Agency: Corrections, WV Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1931 Amendment - H JUD AM 2-8 HB4338
CBD Subject: Corporations, Corrections, Crime, Public Safety



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.

Some cost increases are known such as the proposed $10,000 increase to the codified salary of the Commissioner of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Some consolidation cost savings are being realized such as restructuring of legal services for the agencies, the building consolidation efforts of combining operational aspects of the DOC, RJA, and DJS into one unified location and all the administrative services for the three agencies into one consolidated work location; in essence going from the current three central office operations to one operational central office and one administrative services operation across the three agencies. However, with the ongoing repositioning of programs and services across the three agencies and shifting of personnel to better serve the consolidated structure, it is virtually impossible to predict or estimate savings or cost increases until all the dust settles. I believe DMAPS will be better equipped after years two or three of the consolidation process to discuss in greater details the cost savings, the cost increases and the expected realized efficiencies from the overall structural shifts throughout the consolidation process. The following are two areas that WV Division of Corrections estimates a fiscal impact that would result in an increase in cost: 1. Establishing the WV Division of Corrections pay the per diem rate for a DOC Sentenced inmate in the Regional Jail from the Conviction date instead of the Sentencing date would cost an estimated increase in the first year of $5,350,697. This cost is estimated to gradually increase in the coming years due to increase in number of inmate days and increase in per diem rate. At your request, an estimated fiscal impact can be provided for the coming years due to this proposed legislation. 2. Capping the Regional Jail Authority per diem rate at $48.25 while increasing the WV Division of Corrections per diem rate by $5.00 per DOC Sentenced Inmate per day would result in an estimated increase cost to DOC of nearly $3,000,000 per year. Based upon the current DOC inmate population in the RJA, this should cover all three years of the 2-2-2 pay raise ($2,000 per year for 3 years - totaling $6,000). However, the number of DOC sentenced inmates within the Regional Jail changes daily. We are not requesting additional funding for this section of the proposed legislation.

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):


    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Anne Thomas
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