FUND(S):

Public Libraries

Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund public libraries

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The stated purpose of this bill is to authorize counties, county boards of education and municipalities to receive funds from levies to support public libraries. The bill also establishes the amounts to be collected for the different classes of property. The bill permits libraries to seek funding from municipal and county authorities. The bill also states the legislative intent.
    
    The Property Tax impact of this bill cannot be determined. The bill merely permits libraries to seek funding through taxes on real and personal property.
    
    Additional administrative costs cannot be determined.
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2012
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    The Property Tax impact of this bill cannot be determined. The bill merely permits libraries to seek funding through taxes on real and personal property.
    
    Additional administrative costs cannot be determined.
    
    



Memorandum


    The stated purpose of this bill is to authorize counties, county boards of education and municipalities to receive funds from levies to support public libraries. The bill also establishes the amounts to be collected for the different classes of property. The bill permits libraries to seek funding from municipal and county authorities. The bill also states the legislative intent.
    
    The proposed bill amends the current statute in its entirety. Currently, W. Va. Code §10-1-2 provides funding for public libraries through the “(1) appropriation from general funds of the governing authority of a sum sufficient for the purpose, or (2) by the imposition of an excess levy for library purposes, in accordance with the provision of section sixteen, article eight, chapter eleven of this code.” W. Va. Code §11-8-16 defines the process for an election to be held for an excess levy, and this reference is not included the proposed legislation.
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Mark Muchow
    Email Address: kerri.r.petry@wv.gov