FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: February 19, 2019
Time Requested: 03:30 PM
Agency: Miners Health, Safety and Training, WV Office of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
3052 Introduced SB648
CBD Subject: Environment


FUND(S):

0277

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund N/A

Legislation creates:

Decreases Existing Expenses



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    Summarize in a clear and concise manner what impact this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
    
    It will reduce state costs by eliminating the Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety’s yearly appropriation in the amount of $355,599.00. It will increase the expenses incurred by the Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training as shown on the next chart.
    



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 77,135 77,135
Personal Services 0 52,135 52,135
Current Expenses 0 5,000 5,000
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 20,000 20,000
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


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


    Please explain increases and decreases in personal services, current expenses, repairs and alterations, assets, other costs and revenues, including assumptions and data sources and delineation between start-up and ongoing costs. Please also include a long-range schedule of costs and revenues if fiscal impact is expected to vary in future years.
    
    
    The Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety’s personal services will decrease to $0.00. The Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training (OMHST) projects a need to add one additional employee at a cost of $52,135.00. OMHST estimates that conducting the Board’s duties will increase its current expenses by approximately $5,000.00. OMHST anticipates no additional repairs and alterations as a result of this bill. If the bill passes, the Director will receive the Board’s equipment. OMHST does not know what that equipment is or whether it will be sufficient. OMHST projects other costs in the amount of $20,000.00 for expenses unforeseen at this time.



Memorandum


    Please identify any areas of vagueness, technical defects, reasons a bill would not have a fiscal impact, and/or any special issues not captured elsewhere on this form.
    
    The Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training is unaware of any issues at this time.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Eugene White
    Email Address: Eugene.E.White@wv.gov