Date Requested:March 03, 2011
Time Requested:10:17 AM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R1947 Comm. Sub. HB2517
CBD Subject: WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR INMATES
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
Other Fund Special Revenue
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    In 2009 the legislature passed SB280 which gave Correctional Industries the ability to enter into contracts with private employers to manufacture products which is referred to as the PIE (prison industry enhancement) program. By adding the new language suggested in SB 91, this will allow Correctional Industries to directly purchase worker’s comp coverage for inmates rather than having the private employer too. One of the most important factors is that Correctional Industries is a special revenue fund, receives no appropriated money and is completely self-sufficient so this will not cost the State of West Virginia any funding.

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 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
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Loita C. Butcher
Email Address:
loita.c.butcher@wv.gov
    In 2009 the legislature passed SB280 which gave Correctional Industries the ability to enter into contracts with private employers to manufacture products which is referred to as the PIE (prison industry enhancement) program. By adding the new language suggested in SB 91, this will allow Correctional Industries to directly purchase worker’s comp coverage for inmates rather than having the private employer too. One of the most important factors is that Correctional Industries is a special revenue fund, receives no appropriated money and is completely self-sufficient so this will not cost the State of West Virginia any funding.