Date Requested:January 25, 2010
Time Requested:11:28 AM
Agency: Higher Education Policy Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2010R1440 Introduced HB4145
CBD Subject: ASSIST VETERANS INTO HIGHER EDUCATION
FUND(S)
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.

    House Bill 4145 would require public higher education institutions to adopt the recent recommendations of the Veterans Initiative Task Force which would make campuses more “military or veteran friendly.” Components of the plan are to include, but are not limited to, devising methods of lowering the bureaucratic barriers facing veterans in enrollment, reenrollment, financial aid, transitioning into the educational process, appoint veterans’ advocates and providing training for them in as many institutional units as is feasible, designing one or more areas on campus for veterans to congregate and discuss shared concerns, developing programs to ease the transition from military life into higher education, and assisting veterans in gaining knowledge and applying for benefits. Staff time would be required to evaluate and implement the recommendations that are proposed by the task force.

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):
    Current resources are available at the institutions and staff estimates that additional costs would be minimal


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Terry Hess
Email Address:
hess@hepc.wvnet.edu