FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: February 05, 2018
Time Requested: 10:26 AM
Agency: Forestry, WV Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1713 Introduced SB270
CBD Subject: Governor -- Bills Requested By


FUND(S):

General Revenue

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Creates New Revenue, Creates New Expense



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    This bill authorizes the Division of Natural Resources to implement a management plan on state park lands which may include harvesting of timber provided that certain requirements are satisfied.



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 200,000 200,000 200,000
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 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000


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


    The $200,000 per fiscal year estimated above will allow the Division of Forestry to provide two full-time employees to the new state park harvesting initiative. Each employee will be provided a state truck and all employee uniforms, supplies and technical equipment necessary to perform his or her duties.
    
     We estimate that approximately 6.7 million board feet will be harvested from state park forestlands, generating $1,500,000 for the Division of Natural Resources annually.
    



Memorandum


    Although the Division of Forestry is expecting to spend $200,000 per year to assist DNR in this effort, the Division of Natural Resources has agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding that will include the Division of Forestry invoicing the Division of Natural Resources to provide the timber-marking service, handling the timber sale, etc.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Tina Payne
    Email Address: tina.a.payne@wv.gov