Date Requested:January 14, 2011
Time Requested:03:14 PM
Agency: Highways, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R1845 Introduced HB2477
CBD Subject: POT HOLE REPAIR SPONSOR
FUND(S)
State Road Fund
Sources of Revenue
Special Fund
Legislation creates:
A New Program,A New Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    The legislation does not impact the agency. The average cost of asphalt is $$163/ton; paint is negligible.
    
    The DOH buys the asphalt in bulk so citizens would not be able to purchase asphalt to repair just a single or a few potholes. The agency commonly uses a single axle truck when doing patch jobs. The truck will hold approximately 6 tons of asphalt; thus, the contribution would need to be $978 not including manpower.
    
    Please see Memorandum.
    
    

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:
Kathy Holtsclaw
Email Address:
Kathy.J.Holtsclaw@wv.gov
    1. The legislation is unnecessary sd the DOH already accepts donations to the State Road Fund to pave/patch roads. The agency will be contacted and an agreement is reached where the money is deposited into the Road Fund and the DOH patches/paves the road.
    
    2. The bill does have errors:
    
    a. It states that the money shall be used "for the repair of potholes in any municipality, county or in any state road or highway." The DOH cannot statutorily work off the state highway system.
    
    b. The legislation further states that the contributor may be acknowledged for their contribution by using biodegradable spray paint. Unless care was taken with the lettering, the result would appear to be graffiti.
    
    3. If neat, The lettering would certainly be a distraction to the the driver; possibly creating confusion with the actual lettering the agency uses on roadways to denote turning lanes, stopping lanes, railroad ahead, etc.