Date Requested:February 07, 2012
Time Requested:03:42 PM
Agency: Public Service Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1796 Introduced HB4444
CBD Subject: WIRELESS FEES
FUND(S)
8630, 8623
Sources of Revenue
Special Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    This legislation will increase the E911 revenues collected by the Public Service Commission by the eliminating the three percent billing fee that is currently retained by the mobile radio service providers. Elimination of this three percent billing fee means the entire $3 per line charge will be sent to the Public Service Commission to be distributed as directed by §24-6-6b of the Code of West Virginia. Total additional revenue collected will be approximately $1.1 million based on the latest full fiscal year of E911 fee collections.
    
    This legislation’s requirement to send out the E911 payments to West Virginia Counties monthly rather than quarterly will have minimal impact on costs. Existing staff can absorb the additional work so the only added cost will be for postage and supplies necessary to process payments monthly rather than quarterly.
    

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 1,000 1,000
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 1,000 1,000
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 1,100,000 1,100,000
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    E911 revenues collected in pass-through fund 8630 will increase by approximately $1.1 million per annum because of the elimination of the three cent billing fee. $35.8 million in E911 fees was collected in the latest full fiscal year. This would have been $36.9 million if the 3% billing fee had not been withheld by the mobile radio service providers.
    
    The increase in current expenses in fund 8623 is for postage and supplies needed to make monthly rather than quarterly E911 check mailings to each West Virginia County.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
David M. Kovarik
Email Address:
fiscalnote@psc.state.wv.us
    None identified.