FUND(S):

7152

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.


    HB 2396 establishes within the Office of Judges a new "compromise settlement division". The additional cost of the proposal is estimated at $200,000 annually and $20,000 the initial year of implementation (FY 11). The annual expenditures have been allocated to the addition of 3 ftes to staff the division and a nominal amount of current expenses. The $20,000 for the initial year is to cover supplying the division with equipment (pc's, work stations) and supplies.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2012
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 20,000 200,000 200,000
Personal Services 0 190,000 190,000
Current Expenses 5,000 10,000 10,000
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 15,000 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    The FY 2011 increases in current expenses and assets are to cover the additional costs of workstations, computers, phones, supplies and the development of forms. Depending on the effective date, the expenses may be incurred in FY 2012.
    
    
    It is estimated that a new settlement division will require a staff of no more than 3 ftes.
    
    Administrative Law Judge II - PS $75,000 + EB $26,000 = $101,000
    Claims Deputy - PS $40,000 + EB $13,000 = $53,000
    Staff Support - PS $25,000 + EB $8,000 = $33,000
    
    Annual expenditures for Personal Services and Benefits total approximately $190,000.
    
    Annual current expenses = $10,000.



Memorandum


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