Date Requested:January 11, 2012
Time Requested:04:17 PM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1132 Corrections Forecast SB60
CBD Subject: DUI CAUSING SERIOUS BODILY HARM
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
General Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    The WVDOC does not record statistics on 1st or 2nd offense DUI’s that have resulted in “serious bodily injury” so we are unable to predict how many additional inmates may be sentenced to our custody as a result of this proposed legislation. However, for each additional inmate sentenced if this bill becomes law, the state can expect a cost of $23,674 per year they are incarcerated (average cost per inmate in FY 2011). DUI offenders in WVDOC custody typically discharge their sentence after 1.5 years (23,674 x 1.5 = $35,511). In addition, there appears to be a technical issue with the sentence included in the proposed language for subsequent offenses, under existing WV law a 3-5 year sentence would actually discharge with good time credits at 2.5 years prior to being parole eligible after 3 years

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2012
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2013
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 Butcher
Email Address:
loita.c.butcher@wv.gov