Date Requested:March 11, 2005
Time Requested:12:48 PM
Agency: Motor Vehicles, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2005R1093 Intro HB2998
CBD Subject: Volunteer Fire Department Members Fees
FUND(S)
Road Fund
Sources of Revenue
Other Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    The purpose of this bill is to allow volunteer firefighters a discount on motor vehicle registration fees. Volunteer firefighters would be given two years of motor vehicle registration when they pay for a one year registration.
    
    The Division estimates there are 10,000 volunteer firefighters in West Virginia. A vehicle registration is $30.00, with $28.50 of that being the actual registration fee. The Division estimates the loss of registration revenue to the road fund to be $285,000, every other year. Our interpretation of the bill is that the $1.00 fee collected for litter control and the 50 cent fee collected for insurance enforcement will still be paid annually bu the firefighter.
    
    The cost to implement this bill will include changes to the Division's vehicle registration database and cash register system. The total estimated cost for these changes is $12,500.

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 12,500 12,500 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 12,500 12,500 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues -285,000 0 -285,000
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    Estimated
     Changes to vehicle database
     Programming $ 5,000
     Computer Time $ 5,000
     Changes to Cash Register System $ 2,500
    
     Total $12,500
    
    Revenue
     Estimated number of firefighters 10,000
     Registration Fee $28.50
    
     Total Loss $285,000
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Richard M. Johnston
Email Address:
rjohnston@dot.state.wv.us