Date Requested:February 07, 2012
Time Requested:03:46 PM
Agency: Agriculture
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R2038 Introduced HB4450
CBD Subject: SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM FUND
FUND(S)
Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Fund
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.

    HB4450 would provide a general revenue appropriation to supplement the federally-funded Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. This program provides $20 fresh produce vouchers to eligible seniors, and HB4450 seeks to provide state funding to add an additional $30 in vouchers per participant, bringing the total value to $50 per participant. A general revenue fund would be created to cover the cost of the state funding contributed to the voucher program. The total cost to the state would be $736,133 to implement this program and maintain it for subsequent years. The proposed legislation would not generate additional revenue to the state.

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 736,133 736,133 736,133
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 736,133 736,133 736,133
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):
    HB4450 would require $736,133 to create and sustain the additional voucher funding for the Senior Farmers' Market Program. With a participation level of 23,000 individuals, an additional $690,000 would be required to fund the extra $30 in vouchers per participant. In addition to the value of the vouchers, an increase in funding would require an additional $46,133 to administer the program. This amount assumes keeping current practice of printing $2 vouchers equals an additional 15 vouchers per participant. Administrative costs include printing charges to create the additional vouchers of $23,018, and bank fees from the statewide contract financial processing vendor of $23,115.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
SANDRA GILLISPIE, DIRECTOR, ADMIN SVCS DIV
Email Address:
sgillispie@wvda.us