FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: January 11, 2018
Time Requested: 01:55 PM
Agency: Legislative Auditor
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1289 Introduced HB4032
CBD Subject: Legislature


FUND(S):

General

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Decreases Existing Expenses



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The provisions of HB 4032 would dock the pay of any member of the Legislature for missing an entire floor session during the 60-day regular session. As introduced, the bill would require that 1/60th of members’ pay (or $333.33) be withheld for each day that he or she misses an entire floor session. The bill provides one exception for members whose absence is attributable to a conference committee meeting.



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 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):


    The provisions of HB 4032 would dock the pay of any member of the Legislature for missing an entire floor session during the 60-day regular session. As introduced, the bill would require that 1/60th of members’ pay (or $333.33) be withheld for each day that he or she misses an entire floor session. The bill provides one exception for members whose absence is attributable to a conference committee meeting.
    
    To assess the potential fiscal impact, the table below shows the impact associated with HB 4032 if up to 15 members of the Legislature miss a floor session on 20 percent of the 60-day Regular Session.
    
    
    Potential Impact of HB 4032
    
    Percentage of Regular Session Days in Which a Floor Session is Missed
    
    # 5% 10% 15% 20%
    Members (or 3 days) (or 6 days) (or 9 days) (or 12 days)
    
    1 $999.99 $1,999.98 $2,999.97 $3,999.96
    2 $1,999.98 $3,999.96 $5,999.94 $7,999.92
    3 $2,999.97 $5,999.94 $8,999.91 $11,999.88
    4 $3,999.96 $7,999.92 $11,999.88 $15,999.84
    5 $4,999.95 $9,999.90 $14,999.85 $19,999.80
    6 $5,999.94 $11,999.88 $17,999.82 $23,999.76
    7 $6,999.93 $13,999.86 $20,999.79 $27,999.72
    8 $7,999.92 $15,999.84 $23,999.76 $31,999.68
    9 $8,999.91 $17,999.82 $26,999.73 $35,999.64
    10 $9,999.90 $19,999.80 $29,999.70 $39,999.60
    11 $10,999.89 $21,999.78 $32,999.67 $43,999.56
    12 $11,999.88 $23,999.76 $35,999.64 $47,999.52
    13 $12,999.87 $25,999.74 $38,999.61 $51,999.48
    14 $13,999.86 $27,999.72 $41,999.58 $55,999.44
    15 $14,999.85 $29,999.70 $44,999.55 $59,999.40
    



Memorandum


    We were not able to easily obtain attendance records of the House and Senate sessions which would give a better estimate.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Denny Rhodes
    Email Address: denny.rhodes@wvlegislature.gov