Date Requested:March 22, 2005
Time Requested:05:08 PM
Agency: Motor Vehicles, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2005R1956 Intro SB704
CBD Subject: Non-Profit Exempt from License Tag Fees
FUND(S)
Special Revenue
Sources of Revenue
Special 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 provide for the issuance of a special registration plate for nonprofit organizations that provide essential human needs servies pursuant to state and federal programs. This bill also exempts the organization from paying the annual fee for a special plate.
    
    The West Virginia Office of the Secretary of State list approximately 10,000 nonprofit organizations. The Division has no idea of the total number of vehicles owned by each of the nonprofit organizations.
    
    If the intent of this bill is to exempt the organizations from paying the annual $15.00 fee for a special plate, then the loss of revenue will be the $15.00 times the number of special plates registered by each qualified organization.
    
    If the intent of the bill is to exempt the special plate from the annual payment of vehicle registration fees, the Division estimates that each of the currently registered nonprofit organizations would have vehicles that would qualify under this bill.
    
    Assuming that each nonprofit organization had one vehicle exempt from registration fees, the loss of revenue would be at least $285,000 in registration fees, $10,000 in litter fees and $5,00 in compulsory insurance fees per year.
    
    This bill requires that a qualified organization will pay a one time $10.00 fee to cover the cost of issuing the plate. Estimated revenue for 10,000 plates would be $100,000.

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 135,000 135,000 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 50,000 50,000 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 85,000 85,000 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 100,000 -200,000 -300,000
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    Revenue Loss
     Estimated number of plates 10,000
     Annual registration fee per vehicle $30.00
    Total Annual Revenue Loss to Road Fund $300,000
    
    Estimated Revenue - Special Plates
     One time fee $10.00
     Estimated number of vehicles 10,000
    Total Estimated Revenue $100,000
    
    Estimated Cost
     Plate Cost $8.50
     Administrative Fee $5.00
    Cost to issue one special plate $13.50
    
    Number of Plates 10,000
    Total Cost $135,000


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