Date Requested:January 25, 2011
Time Requested:10:43 AM
Agency: Governor's Office
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R2069 Introduced HB2558
CBD Subject: CHILD ADVOCATE OFFICE
FUND(S)
Fund 0101
Sources of Revenue
General Fund,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.

    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.

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 0 454,874 429,874
Personal Services 0 340,284 340,284
Current Expenses 0 89,590 89,590
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 25,000 0
Other 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
    Current Expenses:
     Travel $45,840
     Office Rent 18,750
     Supplies 5,000
     Training 10,000
     Utilities, etc. 10,000 (Toll Free line,IT support,telephones,etc.
     Total 89,590
    Assets
     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.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Cindy Smith
Email Address:
Cynthia.M.Smith@wv.gov
    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.