Date Requested:January 16, 2012
Time Requested:04:48 PM
Agency: Public Service Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1233 Introduced SB143
CBD Subject: PSC REPORT TO LEGISLATURE ON BROADBAND
FUND(S)
8623
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.

    This bill has no revenue impact on the PSC.
    
    The Public Service Commission (PSC) does not have jurisdiction to regulate broadband. Because of this, it will be difficult for the PSC to collect the information required in SB143.
    
    We estimate, based on past experience with similar type projects, that a consultant or contractor will have to be hired to conduct an annual study to determine the information required by SB143.
    

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 40,000 30,000
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 40,000 30,000
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):
    The estimate provided assumes a consultant or contractor is hired to gather the information required by this bill.
    
    A rough estimate of the cost to gather the information is four man-months ($40,000) of effort for year one and approximately three man-months ($30,000) of effort each year thereafter.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
David M. Kovarik
Email Address:
fiscalnote@psc.state.wv.us
    The Public Service Commission does not have jurisdiction to regulate broadband.