Date Requested:February 18, 2011
Time Requested:02:13 PM
Agency: Public Service Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R2763 Introduced HB3201
CBD Subject: INCREASE PSC COMMISSIONERS FROM 3 TO 5
FUND(S)
8623, 8624, 8625
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.

    Increase the Public Service Commission members by 2 @ $85,000 each plus benefits, 2 secretaries @ $45,000 each plus benefits. Current office arrangements will need to be evaluated and renovations made to accommodate 2 Commissioners.
    
    Assessments are evaluated each fiscal year to determine the amount of revenue needed to support yearly operations. Assessments will be adjusted accordingly.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2012
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 473,000 383,000
Personal Services 0 348,000 358,000
Current Expenses 0 25,000 25,000
Repairs and Alterations 0 100,000 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    Personal Services
    2 Commissioners @ $85,000 = $170,000
    2 Secretaries @ $45,000 = $90,000
    Benefits = $88,000
    Total Personal Services = $348,000
    
    Current Expense
    Travel, Supplies & Other Miscellaneous = $25,000
    
    Repairs and Alterations
    201 Brooks Street has 3 Commissioners offices with secretarial support. Renovations would be neede to accommodate the 2 new Commissioners estimated @ $100,000


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Herb Brooks
Email Address:
HBrooks@PSC.STATE.WV.US
    consideration to change the language in 24-1-6 from two to three commissioners required for and order.