0131 and 1401
Sources of Revenue:
General Fund,Special Fund
A New Program
Fiscal Note Summary
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
This bill proposes to give responsibility for regulating captive cervid farming to the Department of Agriculture (WVDA). Currently, the WVDA does not have the resources to absorb this additional responsibility. Although some of the activities may be covered by current employees, we will require additional services of a veterinarian that cannot be covered by current staff. These activities would also incur additional expense for equipment, supplies, travel and training. WVDA would require additional funding whether in the form of a General Revenue appropriation or a Special Revenue fee established or both, to cover the cost of the program.
Fiscal Note Detail
|Effect of Proposal
|1. Estmated Total Cost
|Repairs and Alterations
|2. Estimated Total Revenues
Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
The increases anticipated are as follows:
Personal Services --- a veterinarian at .5 FTE --- $50,000.
Current Expense --- Supplies, Travel and Training --- $20,000.
Assets --- Equipment for initial setup --- $5,000.
Increases for subsequent years are anticipated due to normal inflation.
This is a very rough estimate of the impact this proposed legislation may have on the Department of Agriculture. Further research is required in order to assess the full impact and develop a comprehensive, more accurate estimate of revenue and expense associated with the program.
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