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.


    To date there have been no Corrections staff who have been convicted of this offense actually sentenced to serve a prison term. Therefore, it is difficult to predict the fiscal impact of this change. However, if a staff person were sentenced under the current 1-5 sentence you would expect a minimum cost of $24,266 (average cost per year for FY2010) and a maximum cost of $60,665 (provided that the offender discharged at 2.5 years with good time). Under the proposed sentence the State could expect a minimum cost of $242,660 and a maximum cost of $291,192 (parole eligible after 10 years x $24,266 and discharged with good time after 12 years x $24,266). These estimates to not consider increased average yearly costs per inmate and are based on FY 2010 numbers.



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 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


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


    



Memorandum


    To date there have been no Corrections staff who have been convicted of this offense actually sentenced to serve a prison term. Therefore, it is difficult to predict the fiscal impact of this change. However, if a staff person were sentenced under the current 1-5 sentence you would expect a minimum cost of $24,266 (average cost per year for FY2010) and a maximum cost of $60,665 (provided that the offender discharged at 2.5 years with good time). Under the proposed sentence the State could expect a minimum cost of $242,660 and a maximum cost of $291,192 (parole eligible after 10 years x $24,266 and discharged with good time after 12 years x $24,266). These estimates to not consider increased average yearly costs per inmate and are based on FY 2010 numbers.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Loita Butcher
    Email Address: loita.c.butcher@wv.gov