Date Requested:March 08, 2005
Time Requested:02:35 PM
Agency: Regional Jail and Correctional Facility
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2005R1183 Intro HB2925
CBD Subject: Change the Way Regional Jail Costs are L
FUND(S)
Special
Sources of Revenue
Special Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    The passage of this legislation will create additional costs for State and municipal governments, while reducing the costs counties pay to incarcerate intmates in regional jail facilities. Additionally, regional jail revenues related to the incarceration of inmates for less than 24 hours will reduced by half, which will result in a necessary increase in the overall per diem rate.
    
    The WV Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority's current (FY 2005) Operations budget is $62,827,000.00. The implementation of this measure will result in the State paying from its general revenue fund $31,413,500.00 (50%) of the costs to incarcerate inmates in regional jail facilities, while the county and municipal share will be $25,130,000.00 (40%) and $6,282,700.00 (10%), respectively: Provided the vast majority of crimes are committed within a municipality.
    
    Conversely, if the vast majority of crimes are committed outside of a municipality the State's share of the costs to incarcerate inmates will remain at 50% of $31,413,500.00, but the counties' share will increase to 50% or $31,413,500.00.
    
    During Calendar Year 2004, the WV Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority generated revenues totaling approximately $187,501.00 (3866 inmate days x $48.50) to incarcerate inmates for less than 24 hours. We anticipated generating similar dollars during Calendar Year 2005, but the passage of this measure will reduce that amount to $93,750.50.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2005
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2006
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 -93,750 -93,750 -93,750
2. Estimated Total Revenues 62,733,250 62,733,250 62,733,250
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    See item #1.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Jimmy Plear
Email Address:
jplear@wvrja.wv.state.us
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