Date Requested:January 13, 2012
Time Requested:03:57 PM
Agency: Administration
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1429 Introduced HB4064
CBD Subject: INCREASING THE MAXIMUM CASH AWARD
FUND(S)
All state funds
Sources of Revenue
General Fund,Special Fund,Other Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    This bill increases the maximum cash award the Employee Suggestion Award Board may give to an employee from $10,000 to $16,000 and allows the Governor to give a secondary award if the suggestion is implemented in other agencies for additional savings. There would be no additional costs associated with the passage of this bill. No award would be made unless the savings to the state, as a result of the suggestion, was in excess of 20% of the savings realized.

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):
    It is impossible to determine what the exact fiscal impact would be as the Employee Suggestion Award Board can not predict what suggestions will be forthcoming or what amount of savings would be gained as a result of each suggestion. However, the program is guaranteed to save the state money due to reduced costs associated with a more efficient government based upon employees' suggestions. No award would be made without proven evidence and documentation of the savings realized during the preceeding year. The amount of the award is based upon that savings amount.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Donna Lipscomb
Email Address:
donna.m.lipscomb@wv.gov