Date Requested:February 13, 2012
Time Requested:03:24 PM
Agency: Natural Resources, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R2138 Introduced HB4501
CBD Subject: APPRENTICE HUNTING LICENSES
FUND(S)
3200
Sources of Revenue
Special Fund
Legislation creates:
A New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    The purpose of HB4501 is to create a Class AH apprentice hunting license which would allow new hunters to purchase a new class of hunting license which would permit hunting for a limited time and only with supervision prior to obtaining a certificate of hunter safety training. The fee for the proposed Class AH license would be $19 for residents and $119 for nonresidents. Class AH licensees would be required to purchase all other necessary stamps. The legislation is similar to that implemented successfully in a number of other states.
    
    The estimated fiscal impact of HB4501 would be to increase state revenues by $154,000 annually after full implementation.
    
    Assuming it would be necessary to build and maintain a data base for the Class AH License the cost for FY 2013 is estimated to be $2,000 and upon full implementation estimated to be $1,000.
    
    
    

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 2,000 1,000
Personal Services 0 2,000 1,000
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 45,000 154,000
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    Using Ohio’s experience with similar apprentice licenses as a guide, an estimated 3,400 residents and 100 nonresidents would be expected to purchase Class AH licenses in the first fiscal year of full implementation. Estimated revenues were calculated as follows:
    
    3,400 residents X $19 license fee = $64,600 + $70,400 additional stamp revenue = $135,000 in revenue
    100 nonresidents X $119 license fee = $11,900 + $7,100 additional stamp revenue = $19,000 in revenue
    $135,000 in resident revenue + $19,000 in nonresident revenue = $154,000 in total annual revenue
    
    The FY 2013 estimate of $45,000 is based on an assumption that the licenses would be available beginning in calendar year 2013, resulting in only partial implementation of the bill in FY 2013.
    
    Assuming it would be necessary to build and maintain a data base for the Class AH License the cost for FY 2013 is estimated to be $2,000 and upon full implementation estimated to be $1,000.
    
    
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Steve Brown
Email Address:
Walter.S.Brown@wv.gov