Date Requested:March 18, 2005
Time Requested:03:04 PM
Agency: Consolidated Public Retirement Board
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2005R1229 Intro SB590
CBD Subject: State Police, Disability & Retirement
FUND(S)
Plan A fund 2161
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.

    Actuarial Note Regarding Pension Legislation
    
    The Bill contains changes to the disability provisions as developed by the joint disability sub-committee of the CPRB and the State Police.
    
    The Bill contains several definitions to clarify certain disability provisions. It provides a definition of partially disabled to allow a member to perform other than law enforcement duties. It specifies that law enforcement duties do not include certain elected positions, such as sheriff, as long as only administrative duties are performed.
    
    The Bill further limits compensation to health care providers treating disabled members to be limited to the current rate schedule in use by Workers’ Compensation Commission.

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 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    The provisions of the Bill are intended to clarify benefit provisions already in effect for the Plan. They are not intended to expand nor reduce benefits provided to members.
    
    Although some administrative cost savings might result due to the clarifications, the relatively small number of active members that might be impacted by the changes make any cost savings minimal.
    
    The intent of the Bill is to clarify the benefit entitlement provisions.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Amy Langenbrunner
Email Address:
ALangenbrunner@wvadmin.gov
    The Bill provides certain medical payments to be limited to the current rate schedule in use by Workers’ Compensation Commission. The Worker’s Compensation Commission is set to be phased out of existence by December 31, 2005. The Bill should be modified to reflect the changes in West Virginia Workers Compensation.