Date Requested:January 26, 2010
Time Requested:04:20 PM
Agency: Insurance Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2010R1042 Introduced SB337
CBD Subject: HORSE STAKES RACES
FUND(S)
7162
Sources of Revenue
Special Fund
Legislation creates:
A New Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    SB 337 proposes annually redirecting $3 million of the $11 million in lottery terminal proceeds currently dedicated to the Old Fund and depositing those funds into the WV Racing Commissions Special Account –Unredeemed Pari-Mutual Tickets account.
    
    The cost to the Old Fund is $3 million per year and the associated compounded interest income lost. The $11 million lottery transfer occurs in July – September. The first reduction in transfer revenue would occur in fiscal year 2011. The 2011 impact to the Old Fund is a reduction in revenue $3,150,000. Year 2012, the reduction in revenue would be 3,307,500, and continues to grow each year based on the assumed 5% discount factor used to value the long term obligations of the Old Fund.
    
    An accurate projection of the impact the $3 million annual reduction in revenue would have on the retirement date of the Old Fund liability is not possible, given the multiple variables involved and the current size of the liability.
    
    The latest audited amounts for the Old Fund are as of June 30, 2009.
    Old Fund liabilities equal $2,163,744,000 with the unfunded portion being $1,299,583,000.
    

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 -3,150,000 -3,307,500
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    ($3,000,000) annual reduction in revenue
    Old Fund liabilities discounted at 5% (long term)
    
    FY 2011 = 3,000,000 X 0.05 = 150,000 (investment/interest income)
    Total 2011 reduction = 3,000,000 + 150,000 = (3,150,000)
    
    FY 2012 = (3,150,000 + 3,000,000) X 0.05 = 307,500 investment/interest income)
    Total 2012 reduction = 3,000,000 + 307,500 = (3,307,500)


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Michael D Riley
Email Address:
Michael.Riley@wvinsurance.gov