Date Requested:March 22, 2005
Time Requested:05:42 PM
Agency: Regional Jail and Correctional Facility
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2005R1790 Intro SB600
CBD Subject: Reducing time prosecutor has to try case
FUND(S)
Special
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 passage of this legislation creates no additional costs to the WV Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority however, it will save the counties approximately $2.5 million in jail fees.
    
    We have approximately 300 inmates in our jails serving an average of thirteen (13) months prior to going to trial. Since this legislation will effectively reduce the required time of going to trial from three(3) terms of court to one term, the average length of stay for pre-trial inmates will be reduced from thirteen (13) months to seven (7) months. Thus, resulting in a $2.5 million savings to the counties.
    
    It should be noted that much of this billing will then be transferred to the WV Division of Corrections, although it won't be dollar for dollar because of offenders who will receive probation plus time served and other alternative sentencing. Also, with these offenders starting their sentences earlier, they will be able to make parole earlier, which is another reason that this is not a dollar for dollar swap.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2005
Increase/Decrease
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2006
Increase/Decrease
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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):
    None.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Jimmy Plear
Email Address:
jplear@wvrja.state.wv.us
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