FUND(S):

Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

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.


    The bill will create an apprenticeship program that will require additional expenses for personal services, software integration, and other expenses to effectively organize, implement, and execute the program.
    
    Additional inspectors (personal services) will be needed to regulate apprenticeship hours and documentation. The inspectors will also be needed to ensure public safety and sanitation of the salons. The cost of educating the public of this new program will increase unclassified expenses for postage, office supplies, travel, advertising, and miscellaneous expenses. Another major expense would be creating software functions to our existing software to account for the new programs.
    
    



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 -2,000 -60,000 10,000
Personal Services 0 50,000 50,000
Current Expenses 0 50,000 20,000
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 40,000 80,000


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


    The increase for the personal services will be adding an additional staff member to inspect the salons that utilize the apprenticeship program. The purpose of the insepctions is for public safety and sanitation. The increase includes salary, possible annual increments, and benefits.
    
    The increase for current expenses will be postage, travel, advertising, software development for the new programs, and general office supplies to manage the new programs.
    
    The estimated revenue is expected to more than off-set the new expenses. Once the program is fully implemented and the cost of advetising the new program and software development is complete, the expenses should decrease. The revenue should increase once the public becomes aware of the new program and licenses are then obtained as a result of this program.



Memorandum


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    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Adam L. Higginbotham
    Email Address: adam.l.higginbotham@wv.gov