Date Requested:February 06, 2012
Time Requested:02:35 PM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1832 Introduced SB517
CBD Subject: COMMUNITY GARDENS WORK RELEASE ACT OF 2012
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
General Fund
Legislation creates:
A New Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    
    Inmate Salaries (year round 6 person work crew): $25,000 - $50,000
    3 Additional Correctional Officers: $32,000 x 3 = $96,000 (based on starting pay and 40% benefits)
    1 Horticulture Teacher/instructor = $50,000 (based on starting teacher salary and 40% benefits, could be more if additional certifications and degrees are necessary)
    1 Greenhouse and assorted supplies and equipment = $100,000 - $200,000 (estimate based on the use of inmate labor and space/infrastructure availability)
    1 Vechile + Maintenance = $20,000 (based on estimated lease and maintenance costs)
    
    Additional funds would be needed for monthly utility bills, fuel, supplies, equipment, etc and if the program were expanded to multiple locations and/or additional inmates
    
    Total Estimated Cost: $200,000 to $300,000 implementation plus $300,000 annual operational costs
    
    

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 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Loita Butcher
Email Address:
loita.c.butcher@wv.gov