Date Requested: March 01, 2021
Time Requested: 11:39 AM
Agency: Corrections & Rehabilitation, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2933 Introduced SB495
CBD Subject: 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.

The WVDCR is unable to predict how many additional inmates would be sentenced to state custody as a result of this legislation. However, for each such prisoner the State of West Virginia could expect an additional cost of $54.88 per day ($20,031 per year). The WV State Budget Office calculated the cost of housing a state sentenced felon in a regional jail at $54.88 per day for fiscal years 2018-2020. The WVDCR uses this calculation to make payments to the regional jail special revenue fund for state sentenced prisoners. Because of the backlog of state sentenced prisoners in jails, most increases or decreases to the prison population are reflected in that backlog. Therefore, using the per Diem cost from the State Budget Office in fiscal note calculations results in a more accurate description of the impact of 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):

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.


The 3 to 5 year sentence provided for in this legislation would discharge in 2.5 years with good time and be released on discharge prior to being parole eligible.

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