Date Requested:January 30, 2012
Time Requested:10:39 AM
Agency: State Police, West Virginia
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1735 Introduced HB4296
CBD Subject: CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS
FUND(S)
0453
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 proposed legislation provides the ability for all boards and commissions licensees/employees to be backgrounded. Based upon the anticipated number of persons requiring criminal background checks addressed within Chapter 30, the West Virginia State Police will require the following additional resources - five fingerprint technicians, one senior fingerprint technician, and four office assistants. Equipment costs would include two fingerprint workstations with user licenses and four criminal workstations. An unknown cost would be space requirements to accommodate ten staff members and their related equipment.

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 0 481,354 481,354
Personal Services 0 247,486 247,486
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 78,000 78,000
Other 0 155,868 155,868
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    See "Fiscal Note Summary"


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Ron Twohig, Comptroller
Email Address:
rtwohig@wvsp.state.wv.us
    This legislation, while being broadly intended, will not permit any individual boards and commissions the ability to access criminal records under P.L. 92-544. Once a board/commission enacts a legislative rule more narrowly defining specific authorization under FBI established criteria, access to the checks would be granted.