FUND(S):

General Revenue Fund

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 stated purpose of this bill is to exempt the first $20,000 of public employees pensions from personal income tax.
    
    According to our interpretation, passage of this bill would result in an annual State General Revenue Fund reduction of at least $26.9 million per year beginning in FY2014. The bill does not define public employees pension income. The proposed $20,000 decreasing modification could apply to federal, state, county municipal employees receiving pensions from retirement systems other than the West Virginia Public Employees’ Retirement System, the West Virginia Teachers’ Retirement System or federal or military retirement systems. The anticipated retirements of members of the baby-boom generation will result in additional escalation of costs over time.
    
    There would be no additional administrative costs.
    



Fiscal Note Detail


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


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


    According to our interpretation, passage of this bill would result in an annual State General Revenue Fund reduction of at least $26.9 million per year beginning in FY2014. The bill does not define public employees pension income. The proposed $20,000 decreasing modification could apply to federal, state, county municipal employees receiving pensions from retirement systems other than the West Virginia Public Employees’ Retirement System, the West Virginia Teachers’ Retirement System or federal or military retirement systems. The anticipated retirements of members of the baby-boom generation will result in additional escalation of costs over time.
    
    There would be no additional administrative costs.
    



Memorandum


     Person submitting Fiscal Note: Mark Muchow
     Email Address: kerri.r.petry@wv.gov