Date Requested:February 03, 2011
Time Requested:12:59 PM
Agency: Division of Justice and Community Services
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R2018 Introduced HB2538
CBD Subject: LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
Other Fund unknown
Legislation creates:
A New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    The proposed legislation would expand the responsibilities of the law-enforcement training subcommittee and rename it the law-enforcement professional standards subcommittee; clarify the authority to de-certify law-enforcement officers; establish a database of law-enforcement officers disciplined for certain types of misconduct; request the proposal of legislative rules to set standards for law-enforcement agencies to report certain types of misconduct by officers to the database; and require that law- enforcement agencies check the database prior to hiring any officer.
    
    DJCS currently has no funds (general, special or otherwise) for the implementation of these responsibilities and efforts detailed cannot take place (in whole or in part) without appropriate funding outlined in this note.
    
    Current LET funds are special -- $2.00 for every conviction in the state, but do not cover the current level cost of administration. GCCDC has not identified a source of funding.
    
    

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 0 332,560 395,560
Personal Services 0 212,560 275,560
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 120,000 120,000
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    In order to implement/administer the Law Enforcement Standards and Conduct Program would require:
    
    Additional Staff Support (Personal Services) Annually:
    
    Upgrade to current Law Enforcement Training Coordinator from a Criminal Justice Specialist 3 to a Criminal Justice Program Manager with an increase in annual salary of approximately - $5,000.00
    Benefits (33%) - $1,650.00
    
    Full-time Criminal Justice Specialist II approximate Market Rate Salary - $40,000.00
    Benefits (33%) - $13,200.00
    
    (2) Investigators II approximate Market Rate Salary - $80,000.00
    Benefits (33%) - $26,000.00
    Secretarial Support approximate Market Rate - $26,000.00
    Benefits (33%) - $9,900.00
    
    Accounting Support – approximate Market Rate - $30,000.00 annually
    Benefits (33%) - $10,560.00
    
    Data entry support – approximate Market Rate - $25,000 annually
    Benefits (33%) - $8,250.00
    
    
    TOTAL PERSONAL SERVICES ANNUALLY: $275,560.00
     -- First year total Personnel would be only one investigator allowing reasonable time to "ramp up" operations.
    
    “Other” expenses Annually:
    
    Expenses necessary for routine functions of the program (i.e. mail outs, meetings, office supplies, proportionate office space, vehicle, maintenance, travel, etc., will also be required)
    
    Estimated: $60,000.00 annually.
    
    Expenses necessary for routine functions of the program (i.e. legal support, contracts, program development maintenance, database development maintenance, etc)
    
    Estimated: $60,000.00 annually.
    
    TOTAL OTHER EXPENSES ANNUALLY: $120,000.00
     First year other expenses would be $100,000 during ramp up of operations.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
J. Norbert Federspiel
Email Address:
j.norbert.federspiel@wv.gov
    1. First year expenses may be more heavily involved with development of rules and negotiating with the Law Enforcement community to determine a reasonable level of reporting offenses.