Date Requested:January 20, 2011
Time Requested:03:24 PM
Agency: Higher Education Policy Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R1167 Introduced HB2681
CBD Subject: COLLEGE TUITION WAIVER FOR STATE POLICE
FUND(S)
0586
Sources of Revenue
General Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    HB 2681, if approved, would waive tuition and fees for courses attended by State Police Officers at publically funded West Virginia State Colleges and Universities. It is estimated that the annual cost for the waivers would be approximately $25,000. The waiver does not include books, parking, and other special lab fees which may occur.

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 25,000 25,000 25,000
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 25,000 25,000 25,000
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    According to 2010 data provided by the West Virginia State Police, there are approximately 550 officers in the field. The average resident undergraduate tuition and fees for a three hour four-year undergraduate course is $629. Due to time constraints and job demands, it is estimated that only 20 field officers would take advantage of the proposed fee waiver. If these officers attended one course in the both the fall and spring semesters, the waived tuition and fee revenue for one academic year would be approximately $25,000.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Ed Magee
Email Address:
emagee@hepc.wvnet.edu