FUND(S):

2281

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 requires that personal computers be donated for educational purposes rather than to surplus property to be sold. It also requires the Chief Technology Officer to review the usability of donated personal computers prior to disposal. It would allow state-owned personal computers to be used by public school students when they are no longer used by or are being replaced by a state agency.
    
    The passage of this bill would have a detrimental impact on the budget of surplus property and their ability to pay their employees. The passage of the bill could result in layoffs of employees as surplus property is a self-funded agency with revenue for operation and personnel services generated from the sale of surplus property. If this bill passes then surplus property could not continue to operate with its current staff unless the legislature appropriated funding to compensate for the loss of revenue.
    



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 -150,000 -150,000 -150,000
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):


    There is no provision in this legislation for the West Virginia State Agency for Surplus Property to assess a fee to recover its lost revenue.
    
    The revenue that has been generated in the past for surplus property from the sale of personal computers is detailed below:
    
    2008 - $123,077
    2009 - $136,716
    2010 - $185,028
    
    Eligible organizations and state agencies that have purchased computer equipment over the past three years include schools, municipalities, counties, volunteer fire departments, public service districts, and various state agencies.
    



Memorandum


    The bill, as written, limits the equipment available for schools to state agencies that currently retire property to Surplus Property. This excludes Higher Education, i.e. colleges and universities. Additionally, the Chief Technology Officer has indicated that most of the computers that are donated would not meet the minimum criteria for use in the public school system. Person submitting Fiscal Note: Donna Lipscomb
     Email Address: donna.m.lipscomb@wv.gov