Date Requested:January 24, 2011
Time Requested:04:27 PM
Agency: State Police, West Virginia
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R1185 Introduced HB2791
CBD Subject: TROOPER MINIMUM INCREASE
FUND(S)
0453
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.

    The current budgeted manpower of the WV State Police is 703. In order to reach the minimum manpower count of 800 by July 1, 2015, the WVSP proposes to add 25 new trooper positions each of the next four fiscal years.
    
    The first year cost for each class if $2,721,721. The second and third year cost for each class is $1,700,924 and $1,749,909 respectively. The first year cost is higher due to the training cost (approx. $8,991 per trooper) and the cost associated with properly equipping additional staff with patrol cars and related equipment - approximately $44,890 each.

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 2,721,721 7,958,419
Personal Services 0 930,766 4,289,491
Current Expenses 0 251,012 788,012
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 1,539,943 2,880,916
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    Cost per Class per year for each of the 4 classes:
    
    Year 1: $2,721,721
    
    Year 2: $1,700,924
    
    Year 3: $1,749,909
    
    Year 4: $1,785,865


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Ron Twohig, Comptroller
Email Address:
rtwohig@wvsp.state.wv.us
    There will be an unknown additional cost for replacing 100 patrols cars and equipment on a cyclical basis.
    
    Eight hundred three (803) troopers is an arbitrary number and does not guarantee the efficient operation of the WV State Police.