|Date Requested:February 21, 2011
Time Requested:02:07 PM
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Legislation creates:A New Program
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
| This bill authorizies the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to hire permantent full-time or part-time mental hygiene commissioners in judiial circuits that have extensive mental hygiene, guardianship and conservatorship caseloads as salaried employees when it is economically advisable.
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3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
This bill would reduce the cost to the state for privately contracting with lawyers that act as mental hygiene commissioners. In circuits where such a hire would be economically beneficial, we estimate a cost savings of at least $13,718.50 per commissioner annually. We are unsure how many circuits would benefit from this legislation. Therefore, it is impossible to know the overall cost savings to the state at this time.