Date Requested:January 12, 2012
Time Requested:06:00 PM
Agency: Motor Vehicles, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1031 Introduced SB126
CBD Subject: HANDICAPPED PARKING RESTRICTIONS
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.

     The purpose of this bill is to require persons with a mobility impairment placard (handicap parking placard) to have on the placard a photograph of the person to whom the placard is issued.
    
     Currently, handicap parking placards are ordered in bulk and are consecutively numbered. These placards are distributed through the Division of Motor Vehicles’ central location in response to an application by mobility impaired individuals.
    
     The least costly distribution would still be through the Division’s central location, but with the addition of a photograph additional equipment and personnel would be required.
    
     The current Driver’s License vendor has provided a quote to provide an all- inclusive process that would include the following on a per cost basis of $5 for each placard:
    
     - Creating/retrieving daily batch of placards to print
     - Retrieving application images
     - Printing placards
     - Reporting
     - Labor
     - Equipment
     - Consumables
     - First Class postage
    
     It has also been suggested that due to privacy considerations a sleeve would be needed to obscure the photograph image on the placard. This could add an additional $0.11 per placard.
    
     There are no current revenues associated with the distribution of handicap placards per Federal Rule.
    
     The Division currently has approximately 420,000 handicap placards distributed. The cost associated with replacing these placards with a new placard to include a photograph would be approximately $2,146,200.

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 2,146,200 2,146,200 2,146,200
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 2,146,200 2,146,200 2,146,200
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):
    COST:
    
    Cost to replace current placards
    with new photo inclusive placards 420,000 x $5.11 = $2,146,200
    
    REVENUE:
    
    The Division distributes placards at
    no cost to the consumer per Federal Rule $ 0.00


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