FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: February 23, 2016
Time Requested: 03:55 PM
Agency: Motor Vehicles, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2786 Introduced HB4683
CBD Subject: Governor -- Bills Requested By, Motor Vehicles


FUND(S):

Road Fund

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The purpose of this bill is to create a program, administered by the director of the Division of Justice and Community Services, to allow a person to obtain a stay of a driver’s license suspension or removal from the commissioner of the Division of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) for the purpose of obtaining and maintaining employment if he or she makes monthly contributions for unpaid court costs to the Division of Justice and Community Services.
    
    According to this legislation all reinstatement fees for citations 12 months old or older would be eliminated. Currently there are 403,151 individuals with unpaid citations that are 12 months old or older. This legislation appears to eliminate the $50 reinstatement fee creating a revenue loss of $20,157,550 if all participants took advantage. In 2015 there were 59,556 suspensions and 39,653 reinstatements leaving 19,904 uncleared suspensions. Using this number there could be an annual loss of reinstatement fees totaling approximately $995,200.
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2016
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2017
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
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 -20,157,550 -995,200 -995,200


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    403,151 Unpaid Citations more than 12 months old.
     $ 50 Reinstatement Fee
     $ 20,157,550 Total Revenue Lost upon Implimentation
    
    59,556 Suspensions in 2015
    39,652 Suspensions Cleared in 2015
     $ 19,904 Remaining Suspensions
    50 Reinstatement Fee
     $ 995,200 Total Revenue Lost Annually
    



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Raeann Kriner
    Email Address: raeann.k.kriner@wv.gov