FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program



Fiscal Note Summary


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.
    
    



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 0 0


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.



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Tina A. Sevy
    Email Address: tina.sevy@courtswv.gov