Date Requested:February 08, 2010
Time Requested:02:00 PM
Agency: Governor's Office
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2010R1531 Introduced HB4161
CBD Subject: HERBERT HENDERSON OFFICE OF MINORITY AFFAIRS
FUND(S)
0101
Sources of Revenue
General Fund,Special Fund,Other Fund Federal Appropriation
Legislation creates:
A New Program,A New Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    If established as described and effective July 1, 2010, start-up expenses for this office would require a FY2011 General Revenue appropriation of approximately $343,000 to support staff and operations during the initial year of operation. This estimate is limited to the administrative cost of establishing the Office, and does not include matching funds for federal programs, program start-up costs, or funding for special studies or leveraging specialists. No fee structure or source of revenue is provided for in the Bill. Therefore, the programs would depend upon general revenue, gifts, grants or donations from outside sources for any required federal match. If the program match is general revenue supported, the cost to the State would increase significantly during the first full year of Program implementation. The estimate provided assumes a dollar-for-dollar Program match, which would result in a $500,000 federal grant during the first full year of implementation. Although administrative costs may be reduced as the Program grant allows, however, for the purpose of this estimate, that is not reflected.

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 0 342,900 842,900
Personal Services 0 271,700 271,700
Current Expenses 0 55,200 71,200
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 16,000 0
Other 0 0 500,000
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 500,000
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    1st year assumptions:
     - Staff: Director @ $75,000
     Personal Secretary @ $35,000
     Research Analyst @ $65,000
     Special/Program Assistant @ $40,000
     - Employee Benefits: PERS, FICA, MED @ 18% $38,700
     PEIA for 4 employees $ 18,000 (minimum)
     - Rent & Utilities $24,000
     Equipment PC's & set up $16,000
     Fax, copier, etc. $4,200
     Telephones $2,000
     Office furn. $ 15,000
     - Supplies, misc. $5,000
     - Travel $5,000
    
    2nd year assumptions:
     Increased travel @ $16,000 due to on-site monitoring. Reduced equipment to compensate. $500,000 general revenue match for federal grant programs.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Cindy Smith
Email Address:
Cynthia.M.Smith@wv.gov
    Vagueness regarding revenue sources does not provide sufficient information to fully address true impact of this office.