Date Requested:January 19, 2012
Time Requested:02:55 PM
Agency: Supreme Court of Appeals
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R2468 Amendment HB3142
CBD Subject: MAGISTRATE COURT DEPUTY CLERKS BY 5
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
General Fund
Legislation creates:
A New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    This bill originally increased the number of magistrate court deputy clerks the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is authorized to employ from seventy-two to seventy-seven. The House Judiciary Committee amended the bill to increase the number to seventy-eight.
    
    The magistrate court deputy clerks are paid according to a two-tier system. Deputy Clerks paid on Level 1 are paid $36,048 annually. Deputy Clerks paid on Level 2 are paid $39,348 annually. Since this bill does not reflect where those clerks will specifically be placed We have calculated this fiscal note on the highest possible salary. It is estimated that each additional position will cost $59,249 annually.
    
    This bill is necessary because several counties have lost deputy clerks that were funded by worthless checks. Since magistrate courts now collect debit/credit cards, the worthless check funding has drastically decreased although the transactions are still occurring. The loss of the worthless check funding for these deputy clerks has resulted, and will continue to result, in the dismissal of some deputy clerks.
    
    This fiscal note reflects the amendment of the House Judiciary Committee.

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 355,497 355,497 355,497
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):
    Salary 39,348
    No. of Positions 6
    Personal Services 236,088
    
    
    
    PERS @ 15.0 % 35,413
    Social Security @ 6.2% to $106,800 14,637
    Medicare @1.45% 3,423
    Workers Comp @ .36% 850
    PEIA - Family Premium 46,800
    PEIA - OPEB 12,024
    PEIA - 1% Premium 2,361
    Total Increase in Employee Benefit
    115,509
    
    
    
    Judicial Education 3,900
    
    
    Total of All Costs 355,497
    
    Average Cost per Position 59,249
    
    
    
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Tina A. Sevy
Email Address:
tina.sevy@courtswv.gov