Date Requested:January 27, 2012
Time Requested:12:04 PM
Agency: Regional Jail and Correctional Facility
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1024 Introduced HB4030
CBD Subject: VICTIM RESTITUTION FIRST PRIORITY
FUND(S)
SPECIAL REVENUE
Sources of Revenue
Other Fund SPECIAL REVENUE
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    Lowering the Regional Jail Fund down in order could hurt the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority‚Äôs ability to pay our debt service payment if the fines and costs are not collected in full. The Authority has been losing court fees revenue over the last few years. Other revenue sources have to be used to make up the difference. This could impact the West virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority per diem rate charged to counties, municipalities and the State of West Virginia.

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 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 -1,200,000 -1,200,000 -1,200,000
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority is on pace to be short $1.3 million in court fee collections for fiscal year 2012. The Regional Jail Authority estimate that the Authority could lose another $1.2 Million in court fee collections if this bill is passed.
    
    The following table shows the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Court Fees Collected versus Debt Service Payments for FY2007 - FY2012 (thru December, 2011)
    
    FY Court Fee Collections Debt Service Payment Difference
    2007 8,723,494.29 8,743,571.16 (20,076.87)
    2008 8,744,625.13 8,709,731.76 34,893.37
    2009 8,124,106.44 8,756,474.52 (632,368.08)
    2010 7,719,806.50 7,043,820.48 675,986.02*
    2011 7,899,584.04 8,864,991.60 (965,407.56)
    2012 3,771,135.93 4,431,682.44 (660,546.51)
    Totals 44,982,752.33 46,550,271.96 (1,567,519.63)
    *$1.5 Million from Trustee Contstruction Account was moved to pay debt service.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Tony W. Davis
Email Address:
Tony.W.Davis@wv.gov
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