|Date Requested:January 25, 2011
Time Requested:10:43 AM
| FUND(S) |
Sources of Revenue
|General Fund,Special Fund|
Legislation creates:A New Program,A New Fund
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
| As proposed, this bill will create a new State agency charged with the responsibility for oversight of the Division of Child Protective Services and Division of Juvenile Services. No revenue stream is established or authorized. However, the agency is charged with applying for and seeking out grants, and bequests of funds from other entities, states, federal and interstate agencies to secure special revenue to support activities and operation of this Office. A reference to "amounts appropriated by the Legislative for personal services" implies that the intent of this Bill is to establish a General Revenue Appropriation, at least for the first year of operation.
Estimated revenue and expenditures (provided in the Detail below) indicate that the first year of operation would create a net decrease in General Revenue in Year 1 and 2 in the amounts of $454,874 and $340,284 respectively. Assuming that the Agency is successful in securing grants, gifts or bequests to support enforcement activities in the second year of operation, year 2 would only require a General Revenue appropriation to support staff and employee benefits.
|Effect of Proposal||Fiscal Year|
|1. Estmated Total Cost||0||454,874||429,874|
|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|2. Estimated Total Revenues||0||0||89,590|
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
Details provided include wages and benefits for staff of five (5) to include: WAGES BENEFITS = TOTAL
Director $ 70,000
Admin. Services Asst. 3 39,000
Office Assistant 2 26,000
Investigator 2 (2 @ 40,000) 80,000
Salary Reserve 21,500
Total 237,880 102,404 = 340,284
Office Rent 18,750
Utilities, etc. 10,000 (Toll Free line,IT support,telephones,etc.
Equipment 25,000 (Year 1 ONLY)
Year One 100% General Revenue and includes a $25,000 purchase of equipment. Year Two reflects General Revenue for Wages and Emp. Benefits, no equipment expenditure and Special Revenue generated to support Operating Expenses.
|This aspect of the duties, power and authority of the new Office would need to be examined further by the WV DHHR, experts in the field of Child Advocacy, who would readily recognize defects, special issues and short comings of the bill as proposed.|