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


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


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


    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. Person submitting Fiscal Note: Anthony W. Carrico
     Email Address: anthony.w.carrico@wv.gov