Date Requested:January 13, 2011
Time Requested:03:21 PM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R1342 Introduced HB2182
CBD Subject: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
General Fund
Legislation creates:
A New Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    As of June 30, 2010 the WVDOC had 39 individuals incarcerated with 3rd Offense Shoplifting as their most serious crime and 14 with 2nd Offense Petit Larceny as their most serious crime. The average cost per inmate during FY 2010 was $24,266. If those offenders had not been incarcerated for that year the State of West Virginia could have saved up to $1,286,098 during that single year alone ($24,266 x 39 + 14 = $1,286,098). Furthermore, these savings would continue into future years as these offenders would no longer be sentenced into WVDOC custody. In addition, if approximately 50 WVDOC beds were emptied because of this change it would reduce the backlog of inmates in the Regional Jails in a similar manner leading to more cost savings in reduced jail bills for Corrections.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2012
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):
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Loita Butcher
Email Address:
loita.c.butcher@wv.gov
    As of June 30, 2010 the WVDOC had 39 individuals incarcerated with 3rd Offense Shoplifting as their most serious crime and 14 with 2nd Offense Petit Larceny as their most serious crime. The average cost per inmate during FY 2010 was $24,266. If those offenders had not been incarcerated for that year the State of West Virginia could have saved up to $1,286,098 during that single year alone ($24,266 x 39 + 14 = $1,286,098). Furthermore, these savings would continue into future years as these offenders would no longer be sentenced into WVDOC custody. In addition, if approximately 50 WVDOC beds were emptied because of this change it would reduce the backlog of inmates in the Regional Jails in a similar manner leading to more cost savings in reduced jail bills for Corrections.