|Date Requested:February 04, 2011
Time Requested:03:43 PM
| FUND(S) |
Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:A New Program,A New Fund
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.|
|Effect of Proposal||Fiscal Year|
|1. Estmated Total Cost||-500,000||-500,000||-500,000|
|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|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.
|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.|