FUND(S):

7352 - Cash Fund

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    This bill imposes a $25 pemit fee per server licensed. Assuming there are 40,000 (this number could be higher or lower) some persons who work as alcohol servers (bartenders and wait staff) in some capacity throughtout a year then this could generate $1,000,000 every 3 years.
    
    The bill does not state that there is server training involved but if server training is involved it could run $15 per server trained. The bill has additional cost in that trainers would need to be hired, likely 10 employees. The bill does not contemplate monetary penaliies or probation as penalties. The bill does not provide for due process in a hearing process for any alcohol server found to have violated the requirements.
    
    Additional costs would inculde travel expenses to conduct trainings, renting facilities to conduct training, train trainres, training materials, server permit cards, additional enforcement costs and administrative hearing costs. Thus, the $1 million in revenue could be eclipsed by the costs of the program.



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 600,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
Personal Services 210,000 420,000 420,000
Current Expenses 390,000 780,000 780,000
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 500,000 1,000,000 300,000


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


    10 trainers at $30,000 salary plus benefits could be $420,000. Additional state vehicles for travel would likely result in an additional 10 pool vehicles leased from Purchasing at $8,000 per year per vehicle or $80,000. Training materials ($15 for 40,0000) equals $600,0000. Other miscellaneous costs (training trainers and etc) likley $100,000.
    
    For total costs of $1,200,000.
    
    Additionally, while some revenue would be generated the next year it would less than $1,000,000 but additional enforcement and hearings costs would remain.



Memorandum


    The bill does not state that there is server training involved.
    
    The bill does not contemplate monetary penaliies or probation as penalties.
    
    The bill does not provide for due process in a hearing process for any alcohol server found to have violated the requirements.
    
    Additional costs would inculde travel expenses to conduct trainings, renting facilities to conduct training, train trainres, training materials, server permit cards, additional enforcement costs and administrative hearing costs.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Anoop Bhasin
    Email Address: Anoop.K.Bhasin@wv.gov