Date Requested:March 17, 2009
Time Requested:04:09 PM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2009R2713 Amendment HB2952
CBD Subject: TERRORISTIC THREAT FELONY INTENT CLARIFIED
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 West Virginia Division of Corrections has never had an offender convicted and sent to our custody under the death penalty. Therefore, we cannot estimate how many offenders this may effect. If this bill were to pass, the WVDOC is not equipped to carry out the death penalty and it would be a significant fiscal impact for training, personnel, equipment, etc.. Many states throughout the nation have determined that imposing the death penalty is a very costly operation. Also for each year that an offender would spend in WV DOC custody as a result of this legislation (up to 25 years) the state could expect an additional cost of $23,264 per year based on FY 2008 numbers.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2009
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2010
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:
Loita Butcher
Email Address:
butchl@mail.wvnet.edu