FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: January 10, 2018
Time Requested: 02:21 PM
Agency: Corrections, WV Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1081 Introduced SB18
CBD Subject: Corrections


FUND(S):

General Revenue

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Increases Existing Expenses



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The WV Division of Corrections estimates the proposed legislation would result in the following additional costs:
    
    (1)The proposed legislation to increase Correctional Officers hourly wage to $11.80 would have no Fiscal impact for FY 2019 for the WV Division of Corrections. WVDOC Correctional Officers current hourly rate is $11.80.
    
    (2)The proposed legislation to increase Correctional Officers by $2.50 an hour for those that complete the Academy and existing Correctional Officers up to including the rank of Caption would be an estimated additional cost of $2,444,000 for the WV Division of Corrections.
    
    (3)WV Division of Corrections is unable to predict the impact of the proposed legislation to increase Correctional Officers hourly wage to $12.80 for military police with corrections experience for the first six months as a Correctional Officer due to not knowing how many potential new hires would meet this requirement. However, for each eligible WVDOC Correctional Officer the additional cost would be $2,496.00.
    
    (3c)WV Division of Corrections is unable to predict the impact of the proposed legislation to offer an educational incentive for Correctional Officers with at least fours years of service due to being unable to estimate how many Correctional Officers would participate in this incentive. However, the average annual cost for each participating Correctional Officer would be $41,008.00 (based upon average tuition at WV Colleges & Universities).
    
    (3d)The proposed legislation to annually hold four test preparation seminars on Saturdays will not have a significant fiscal impact on the WVDOC.
    
    
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2018
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2019
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 2,444,000 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):


    



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Anne Thomas
    Email Address: anne.f.thomas@wv.gov