Date Requested:February 04, 2011
Time Requested:03:43 PM
Agency: Fire Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R2444 Introduced SB433
CBD Subject: FIREWORKS
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
Special Fund
Legislation creates:
A New Program,A New Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    Estimated cost to agency to hire additional staff and implement this new program ($500,000). Revenues are based solely on projected figures from other states adopting similar legislation. This agency is not convinced there would be sufficient special revenue alloted to cover needed expenses.

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 -500,000 -500,000 -500,000
Personal Services -350,000 -350,000 -350,000
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other -150,000 -150,000 -150,000
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    $350,000 would be to hire an additional five Assistant State Fire Marshals, including salary and benefits. In addition, agency would need to hire an additional 2 clerical support staff including salaries and benefits.
    
    $150,000 would be needed to equip field personnel with required issued equipment including vehicles and computer hardware for office staff.
    
    Difficult to plan a long-range cost and revenue analysis due to the unknown nature of projected special revenue income.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Anthony W. Carrico
Email Address:
anthony.w.carrico@wv.gov
    Concerns are based upon the fact that the current formulea in this bill may not cover the costs for this agency to implement this new state-wide program adequately. With an already overstretched staff, legislating a new program without adequate funding would be a libility to both the agency and the state as a whole.