Date Requested:March 08, 2011
Time Requested:10:15 AM
Agency: Motor Vehicles, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
Engrossed SB608
CBD Subject: FEES FOR SERVICES AND DOCUMENTS
FUND(S)
Road Fund
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.

    Engrossed Senate Bill 608
    
    The purpose of this bill is to increase certain fees charged by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
    
    · Increase the registration fee for class A passenger vehicle weighing less than 4,0001 pounds from $28.50 to $38.50 per year. The Division renews an average of 931,000 of this weight class A vehicle registrations each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited to the State Road Fund by $9,310,000.
    
    · Increase the registration fee for class A passenger vehicle weighing between 4,0001 and 8,000 pounds from $28.50 to $58.50 per year. The Division renews an average of 549,000 of this weight class A vehicle registrations each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited to the State Road Fund by $16,470,000.
    
    · Increase the fee charged for a duplicate plate/decal from $5 to $15. The Division estimates 15,000 transactions of this type are generated each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited to the State Road Fund by $150,000.
    
    · Increase the Title Document fee from $10 to $21. The Division generates approximately 600,000 titles each year (duplicates and instant print titles included). Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited to the State Road Fund by $6,600,000.
    
    · Increase the Vehicle Transfer Fee from $5 to $6. The Division generates approximately 200,000 of this type of transaction each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited to the State Road Fund by $200,000.
    
    · Increase the Lien Recording Fee from $5 to $13. The Division generates approximately 250,000 of this type of transaction each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited to the State Road Fund by $2,000,000.
    
    · Increase the Vehicle Record Fee from $1 to $7. The Division generates approximately 20,000 of this type of transaction each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited to the State Road Fund by $120,000.
    
    · Increase the fee for a class E or standard driver’s license from $2.50 per year to $6.50 per year (ID Cards and GDL 3's included). Each year the Division issues approximately 260,000 driver’s licenses. Increasing the fee will generate an additional $5,200,000 per year deposited to the State Road Fund. This is based on a $4 increase per year, making the total increase per Driver’s License $20 as they are renewed every 5 years.
    
    · Increase the fee for a duplicate driver’s license from $5 to $15. Each year the Division issues approximately 100,000 duplicate driver’s licenses. Increasing the fee will generate an additional $1,000,000 per year deposited to the State Road Fund.
    
    · Increase the fee for a Driving Record from $5 to $10. Each year the Division processes approximately 500,000 driving records. Increasing the fee will generate an additional $2,500,000 per year deposited to the State Road Fund.
    
    · Increase the fee for Certifying any Record from $1 to $3. Each year the Division certifies approximately 15,000 records. Increasing the fee will generate an additional $30,000 per year deposited to the State Road Fund.
    
    The total revenue that would be received by increasing the three fees would be $43,580,000 per year. All revenue from these fees is deposited to the State Road Fund.
    
    
    

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 43,580,000 43,580,000 43,580,000
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    Revenue generated for the State Road Fund
    
    Vehicle Registrations/Documents Quantity Increase Total
    Class A Registrations
     Up to 4,001 lbs 931,000 $10.00 $ 9,310,000
     4,001 - 8,000 lbs 549,000 $30.00 $ 16,470,000
    Duplicate Plate/Decal 15,000 $10.00 $ 150,000
    Title Document Fee 600,000 $11.00 $ 6,600,000
     (Includes duplicate titles and
     Instant print titles)
    Vehicle Transfer Fee 200,000 $ 1.00 $ 200,000
    Lien Recording Fee 250,000 $ 8.00 $ 2,000,000
    Vehicle Record Fee 20,000 $ 6.00 $ 120,000
    
    Driver’s License Documents Quantity Increase Total
    
    Driver’s License/yr. 260,000 $20.00 $ 5,200,000
     (Includes ID’s and GDL 3's)
    Duplicate License 100,000 $10.00 $ 1,000,000
    Driving Record Fee 500,000 $ 5.00 $ 2,500,000
    
    Certified Record (Add. Fee) 15,000 $ 2.00 $ 30,000
    
    Total Revenue $ 43,580,000
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Jerry L. Conrad, Director
Email Address:
Jerry.L.Conrad@wv.gov