FUND(S):

1601

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.


    The proposed language would have no impact on costs and/or revenue of the State.



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):


    The State currently remits the revenues from the candidate filing fees to the several counties based on population. Any new revenue from this proposed language would be distributed in the same manner. Therefore cost and revenue at the State level would be neutral.



Memorandum


    The United States District Court 4th Circuit ruled a prior West Virginia law with similar language to be unconstitutional. (Phillips v. Hechler, 2000, 120 F.Supp.2d 587)



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Dave Nichols
    Email Address: dnichols@wvsos.com