Date Requested:March 22, 2005
Time Requested:03:17 PM
Agency: Public Defender Services
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2005R403 Intro SB726
CBD Subject: Repayment Fee Guidelines Public Defense
FUND(S)
0226
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 bill merely requires that the Supreme Court establish uniform procedures for repayment in criminal and other cases wherein an "adverse judgment" has been rendered against the defendant.
    
    Read in para materia with S.B. 725, it appears that the guidelines do not affect the current requirement that repayment can only be ordered in cases wherein "undue hardship" does not result.
    There is no way for Public Defender Services to estimate cost savings until guidlines are written; even then, it may be virtually impossible to estimate savings until some experience in actual collections is established.
    

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):
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Jack Rogers
Email Address:
jrogers@wvpds.org