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 will not have any fiscal impact on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. The purposed legislation was requested by the Administrative Office of the Supreme Court and only changes the way payment for the mental hygiene services is processed.
    
    Currently, mental hygiene commissioners send their invoices directly to the circuit judges. The judges then approve the invoices and then forward them to the courts' Administrative Office for payment.
    
    The purposed legislation authorizes the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to determine a reasonable rate of compensation for these cases. Futher, it requires that the mental hygiene commissioners submit their invoices directly to the Administrative Office. This gives the Court more of an opportunity to audit the invoices and limit the possiblity of a misappropriation of state funds.
    
    



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):


    



Memorandum


    This bill just changes the way mental hygiene commissioners are compensated. It is believed that this legislation will save the State money since it will provide for a more strict auditing system where errors can be corrected before the payment actually issues to the vendor.



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