Date Requested:January 19, 2012
Time Requested:04:31 PM
Agency: Health and Human Resources, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1035 Introduced HB4132
0525 - Consolidated Medical Services 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 purpose of this bill is to require the Department of Health and Human Resources to reimburse the circuit clerk of the county where involuntary commitment hearings are held for expenses, including filing, postage and copies.
    This bill transfers the costs for filing, postage and copies related to involuntary commitment hearings, from the circuit clerk of the county where the hearing is held to the Department of Health and Human Resources. The Department estimates that the minimum cost to comply with the proposed legislation would be $117,145. This estimate is based on known commitments, which is the only information available. The number of total hearings, including those where the individual was not committed, was not available, however this would increase the cost.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 117,145 117,145
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 117,145 117,145
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 above estimates are based on information from the Lewis County, County Clerks Office, indicating the per hearing costs for filing, copies and postage is thirty five dollars ($35.00) total. This amount was multiplied by the total number of known commitments for state fiscal year 2011 (3347 known commitments) to estimate the minimum amount the bill is projected to impact the state.

Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Michael J. Lewis, M.D., Ph.D.
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