FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: January 16, 2019
Time Requested: 02:05 PM
Agency: Auditor, State of WV
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2323 Introduced HB2464
CBD Subject: Education (K12)


FUND(S):

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund County Boards of Education

Legislation creates:

Creates New Expense, Creates New Program



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The purpose of proposed House Bill 2464 is to require the county boards of education to provide free feminine hygiene products in grades six through 12.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2019
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2020
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 4,452,500 4,452,500
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 4,452,500 4,452,500
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):


    Based on information obtained from the West Virginia Department of Education’s Website, we determined total State-wide student enrollment in School Year 2019 for Grades 6 through 12 amounted to 136,725 students, both male and female. For purposes of making our projection, we assumed the total number of female students in grades 6 through 12 would be approximately 68,500. Based on our research, we assumed that feminine hygiene products as defined in general terms would have a market cost of about $65 per year for each eligible student. Since no information was available to us to arrive at a reliable approximation for the utilization rate which would be experienced with respect to availability of free feminine products under the proposed Bill, we assumed that all eligible female students, as defined, in the proposed legislation would take advantage of the provisions of the proposed Bill.



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Michael E. Sizemore, CPA
    Email Address: Mike.Sizemore@wvsao.gov