Date Requested:February 02, 2011
Time Requested:04:08 PM
Agency: Forestry, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R2271 Introduced HB2986
CBD Subject: COMMERCIAL BURNING PERMIT AND FEE
FUND(S)
3081
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.

    The Division of Forestry is charged with the responsibility to issue burning permits, however the costs and expenses of issuing these permits has never been directly recuperated. The addition of this revenue will recuperate and offset expenses that already exists. Although the agency has been able to meet its mandated responsibilities in past years, declining revenues in the Severance Tax Operations fund and the freeze of those revenues along with decreased General Revenue funding over the last couple of fiscal years has made it difficult for the agency to continue meeting all mandates. The addition of this revenue will allow the agency to continue meeting these mandates.

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 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 0 124,250 124,250
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    The increased revenue will allow the agency to directly recover expenses currently associated with issuing an average of 850 permits annually.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Steve Meester
Email Address:
Steve.Meester@wv.gov