Date Requested:January 28, 2008
Time Requested:10:23 AM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2008R1432 Corrections Forecast HB4021
CBD Subject: MINE PROPERTY THEFT
FUND(S)
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.

    The Division of Corrections has no way to predict how many additional offenders would be sentenced to our custody as a result of this legislation.
    However, for each additional inmate sentenced to our custody the state can expect an additional cost of $25,444 (FY 2007 Average Per Inmate Cost) per inmate per year. This figure does not include the potential construction costs that may be incurred as the result of a steadily increasing inmate population. Currently, the backlog of inmates housed in Regional Jails is over 1,100 and is projected to increase to 2,200 by the end of 2012 absent significant construction or sentencing practice changes.
    
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2008
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2009
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 Division of Corrections has no way to predict how many additional offenders would be sentenced to our custody as a result of this legislation.
    However, for each additional inmate sentenced to our custody the state can expect an additional cost of $25,444 (FY 2007 Average Per Inmate Cost) per inmate per year. This figure does not include the potential construction costs that may be incurred as the result of a steadily increasing inmate population. Currently, the backlog of inmates housed in Regional Jails is over 1,100 and is projected to increase to 2,200 by the end of 2012 absent significant construction or sentencing practice changes.
    
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Loita Butcher, Executive Assistant
Email Address:
butchl@mail.wvnet.edu