|Date Requested:March 08, 2005
Time Requested:02:35 PM
| FUND(S) |
Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:Neither Program nor Fund
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.
|Effect of Proposal||Fiscal Year|
|1. Estmated Total Cost||0||0||0|
|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|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.