Date Requested:January 20, 2010
Time Requested:01:38 PM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2010R1394 Corrections Forecast SB234
CBD Subject: AMEND ยง61-8B-10 TO INCREASE PENALTIES
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.

    To this date the WVDOC has had no inmates sentenced to our custody under 61-8B-10, therefore it is difficult to predict the fiscal impact of this change. However, because the minimum length of time a person can remain incarcerated under this law is 1 year and the proposed legislation would increase the minimum to 10, then for every inmate sentenced under the new law the State can expect an additional cost of $230,859 (based on FY09 average cost: $25,651 x 9 = $230,859).

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2010
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2011
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):
    To this date the WVDOC has had no inmates sentenced to our custody under 61-8B-10, therefore it is difficult to predict the fiscal impact of this change. However, because the minimum length of time a person can remain incarcerated under this law is 1 year and the proposed legislation would increase the minimum to 10, then for every inmate sentenced under the new law the State can expect an additional cost of $230,859 (based on FY09 average cost: $25,651 x 9 = $230,859).


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Loita Butcher
Email Address:
Loita.C.Butcher@wv.gov