Date Requested: January 18, 2019
Time Requested: 01:43 PM
Agency: Agriculture, WV Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2484 Introduced SB344
CBD Subject: Agriculture


Farm Operating Fund (Existing Special Revenue)

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    As written, SB344 is not expected to directly impact revenue or expenditures of state-owned farms managed by the Department of Agriculture. While the language proposed in §19-12A-5(a) permits certain institutions to purchase food products from outside vendors under certain circumstances, language elsewhere in 19-12A-6 permits the Department of Agriculture to sell excess or unused food, milk, and other commodities to to other agencies or the public thereby minimizing any losses on the production of those items.

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):

    As noted above, there is no anticipated impact to existing revenue and expenditures from agency-owned farm operations.


    The language in §19-12A-6a ("Special revenue account") is based on the original language of this code section. 2019 RS HB2468 amends this section of WV Code to allow fund balances in excess of $1M to be transferred to the Department of Agriculture Capital Improvements Fund, a new Special Revenue fund, in lieu of being transferred to General Revenue. The purpose of this updated language is to allow the Commissioner of Agriculture to direct excess fund resources from farm operations into a fund dedicated to agency infrastructure and equipment.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Alan Clemans, on behalf of Sandra Gillispie, CFO
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