FUND(S):

Excess Lottery Revenue Fund

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    West Virginia Code Section 29-22-18a(j)(1)(D) provides funding for high school and middle school athletics in the amount of $10 million out of surplus excess lottery revenue funds. In West Virginia Code Section 29-22-18a(j), the Legislature makes a statement of future intent but does not actually appropriate money for a purpose. Subsection (j)(2) states:
    
     "(2)The provisions of this subsection may not be construed by
     any court to require any appropriation or any
     specific appropriation or level of funding for the purposes
     set forth in this subsection."
    
    Subdivision (2) above makes it clear that subsection (j)(1)(D)by itself does not appropriate the $10 million for high school and middle school athletics. The fiscal effect of the bill is no change.



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):


    N/A



Memorandum


    W. Va. Code Section 29-22-18a(j)(2) makes it clear that subsection (j)(1)(D) by itself does not appropriate the $10 million for high school and middle school athletics. Please note that Excess Lottery Fund surplus is is declining each year based upon current Lottery projections. The fiscal effect of this bill is no change.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Monica Robinson
    Email Address: mrobinson@wvlottery.com