Date Requested:March 10, 2005
Time Requested:01:06 PM
Agency: Rehabilitation Services
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2005R1433 Intro SB506
CBD Subject: Rehabilitation Counselors Pay
FUND(S)
0310-General Revenue
Sources of Revenue
General Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    This measure will not generate any new income or revenue. The Division of Rehabilitation Services estimates that the measure will increase personnel costs by approximately $3,600,000 in the first year of implementation, and will require additional funding each year thereafter in order to maintain compliance with the proposed legislation. This increase would be an increase to the costs of “Fund 0310-General Revenue Fund” as the Division of Rehabilitation Services has no other funding sources that can be used to fund this measure.

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 3,640,000 4,261,000
Personal Services 0 3,640,000 4,261,000
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
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    Based on an implementation date of July 1, 2005, it is estimated that the costs (including payroll and employee benefits) to pay Division of Rehabilitation Services counselors at an equivalent rate to public school counselors would be $3,640,000 of new General Revenue dollars for fiscal year 2006. In that the Division of Rehabilitation Services does not have any funding sources with which to pay for increased costs, it would be necessary to increase the General Revenue dollars currently received by the Division to fund this proposed legislation. Additionally, based on the history of annual increases given to this classification in public schools, it is anticipated that an increase of 17.06% in new General Revenue dollars would be required annually to maintain compliance with the proposed legislation in future years. The following outlines estimated costs for the next five fiscal years:
    
    Fiscal Year 2006 (year of implementation) $3,640,000
    Fiscal Year 2007 $4,261,000
    Fiscal Year 2008 $4,988,000
    Fiscal Year 2009 $5,839,000
    Fiscal Year 2010 $6,835,000
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Stacie Haynes-Legg
Email Address:
staciehl@mail.drs.state.wv.us