Date Requested:March 02, 2011
Time Requested:11:23 AM
Agency: State Tax Department
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R2278 Introduced HB3251
CBD Subject: COMPASSIONATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA
FUND(S)
Drug and Abuse Prevention Fund
Sources of Revenue
Special Fund
Legislation creates:
A New Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    The stated purpose of this bill is to create the “Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act.” The bill states legislative intent of permitting the medical use of marijuana. The bill determines the types of patients and their physicians and caregivers who are exempt from prosecution. The bill also limits the amount of marijuana that may be possessed. The bill designates compassion centers and prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle. The bill also requires the use of identification cards and all record keeping to be confidential. The bill requires sales tax to be collected and deposited into the special fund for drug prevention and abuse. The bill requires reports be made to the Governor and Legislature. The bill requires the collecting of sales tax. The bill further sets forth duties of the State Police, defines terms, grants and rule-making authority.
    
    Based upon available data, the passage of this bill could result in roughly $1.3 million per year deposited into the new Drug and Abuse Prevention Fund, to be held by the State Treasurer.
    
    Additional administrative costs to the State Tax Department would be $153,000 during the current fiscal year due to programming changes. Thereafter, there would be no additional costs. However, the Department of Health and Human Resources may incur additional administrative costs from the passage of this bill.
    

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 153,000 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 153,000 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 1,300,000
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    Based upon available data, the passage of this bill could result in roughly $1.3 million per year deposited into the new Drug and Abuse Prevention Fund, to be held by the State Treasurer.
    
    Additional administrative costs to the State Tax Department would be $153,000 during the current fiscal year due to programming changes. Thereafter, there would be no additional costs. However, the Department of Health and Human Resources may incur additional administrative costs from the passage of this bill.
    
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Mark Muchow
Email Address:
kerri.r.petry@wv.gov