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


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


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