Date Requested: January 31, 2023
Time Requested: 11:32 AM
Agency: Higher Education Policy Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
3329 Introduced HB3192
CBD Subject: Education (Higher)



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Fiscal Note Summary

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

Summarize in a clear and concise manner what impact this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government. The purpose of this bill is to move the functions of the center for nursing to the Higher Education Policy Commission, and to clarify that licensed nurses in a bridge program are eligible for the nursing scholarship from the beginning of their programs. This bill creates within the Higher Education Policy Commission an office of nursing education and workforce development for the purpose of addressing the issues of education, recruitment, and retention of nurses in West Virginia. The commission is the state’s designated nursing workforce center. The office is responsible for promoting and coordinating, through the schools of nursing in the state’s institutions of higher education, opportunities for nurses prepared at the certificate, associate degree, and bachelor degree levels to obtain higher degrees; supporting initiatives for expansion of nursing programs; administering the nursing scholarship program designed to benefit nurses who practice or teach in state nursing programs; gathering, quantifying, and disseminating dependable data on current nursing educational programs and workforce capacities; and performing other activities necessary or expedient to accomplish the purposes and implement the provisions of the bill section and §18C-3-4 of WV code. The annual budget for this center in FY 2024 is $552,200. This total includes $396,000 for the nursing scholarship program, $35,000 for the nursing academy grant program, $10,000 for continuing education and development, $7,000 for computer/data base expenses, $15,000 in contractual services related clinical registration and administration of scholarships, and $89,200 for personnel expenses including taxes, benefits and annual increment.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 552,200 552,200
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: Robert Wallett
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