Date Requested: January 09, 2019
Time Requested: 04:57 PM
Agency: Corrections & Rehabilitation, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1436 Introduced HB2109
CBD Subject: Courts, Crime


General Revenue

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Creates New Expense

Fiscal Note Summary

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

Currently, Judges can sanction probationers by placing them in jail for 60 days for the first offense and 120 days for the second (short of revoking their probation entirely). The jail bills for these placements are paid for by the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation, not by the Counties. The proposed legislation seeks to allow Judges the discretion to sanction probationers by up to 6 months in jail for the first offense. In FY18 the WVDCR was billed a total of $2,847,666 for probation sanctions in the jails. This represented 1,856 admissions for a total jail days billed of 59,019 (average jail days billed per offender was 32 days). The WVDCR cannot predict if this legislation would lead to an increased use of sanctions by judges or what length of stay they select. However, the greater range allowed under the proposed bill could lead to significantly longer stays in jail for this type of placement. If for example, the average days billed per offender would double from 32 days to 64 days, it would result in an increased cost of $2,847,666 annually for the State of West Virginia.

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):

Please explain increases and decreases in personal services, current expenses, repairs and alterations, assets, other costs and revenues, including assumptions and data sources and delineation between start-up and ongoing costs. Please also include a long-range schedule of costs and revenues if fiscal impact is expected to vary in future years.


Please identify any areas of vagueness, technical defects, reasons a bill would not have a fiscal impact, and/or any special issues not captured elsewhere on this form.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Brad Douglas, WVDCR Chief of Staff
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