FUND(S):

0131 and 1401

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund,Special Fund

Legislation creates:

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 Fiscal Year
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2012
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 75,000 77,000 84,000
Personal Services 50,000 55,000 60,000
Current Expenses 20,000 22,000 24,000
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 5,000 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 15,000 15,000 15,000


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.
    



Memorandum


    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.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Sandra Gillispie
    Email Address: sgillispie@ag.state.wv.us