|Date Requested:January 25, 2011
Time Requested:11:33 AM
| FUND(S) |
Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:Neither Program nor Fund
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
| The revenue for this program is to come from "gross receipts tax of one percent on all Limited Video Lottery Terminals" so the revenue will not be new to the state but will be a redistribution of funds already received. This amount was calculated to be about $4,000,000.00.
The services provided by the Division of Veterans Affairs will be assumed by our 'Outreach' program. However we will need additional staff to cover these additional duties. Along with the additional staff will come the need for additional office space and expenses, and travel. The cost is estimated to be approximately $300,000.00 once the new duties are assumed.
|Effect of Proposal||Fiscal Year|
|1. Estmated Total Cost||0||300,000||300,000|
|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|2. Estimated Total Revenues||0||0||0|
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
Veterans Affairs currently has two social workers for our 'Outreach' program and is in the process of hiring two more. They will be able to add these new cases in the beginning until additional social workers can be hired to cover the added load. Our 'Outreach' program is well underway and contacts are made daily so the additional social workers would need to come on board as soon as they can be hired.
As for current expense, the location of the offices and the locations of the residences of the Veterans needing assistance will determine the need for travel. Vehicles will need to be leased for these social workers which will then entail the cost of the vehicle and fuel to operate it. Depending on the locations of most of the Veteran population needing these services, office space could be shared in existing offices, or new office locations may need to be set up. Either way, computers, printers and office supplies will be required.
|As this issue is new to the State, a total figure connot be determined by Veterans Affairs. Hopefully DHHR will be able to supply more detailed figures.|