Date Requested:February 16, 2012
Time Requested:10:46 AM
Agency: Motor Vehicles, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1956 Revised HB4387
CBD Subject: IDENTIFYING VOTER-REVISED
FUND(S)
Road Fund
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.

     The purpose of this bill is to require voters to provide a photo ID when voting, to provide for provisional ballots to be cast by voters who do not possess the required photo ID, and, additionally, to provide for complimentary photo ID cards to be issued to any voter who requests one.
    
     The 2010 Census shows a voting age population of 1,465,566 and of that number 1,284,158 currently have a driver’s license with a photo ID. In addition, there are currently 123,927 citizens with state-issued ID’s, and of these, 20,607 are free ID’s. This legislation provides for state-issued ID’s to be provided at no cost, thus creating a minimum amount of 103,320 free ID’s.
    
     The figures provided below shows how we have arrived at the estimated number of potential free Voter ID’s:
    
     Current Number of ID’s Issued 123,927
     Current Number of ID’s Issued at No Charge 20,607
     # of ID’s To Be Issued under
     New Legislation at No Cost 103,320
    
    
     The total cost to issue an ID Card is $7.60, which includes material and personnel costs. This results in an approximate cost to the Division $785,232.
    

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 785,232 785,232 785,232
Personal Services 401,915 401,915 401,915
Current Expenses 383,317 383,317 383,317
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues -258,300 -258,300 -258,300
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    COSTS:
    
     Personnel Cost to Issue an ID $3.89 x 103,320 $ 401,915
     Material Cost to Produce an ID $3.71 x 103,320 $ 383,317
    
     TOTAL COST TO ISSUE ID $ 785,232
    
    
    REVENUE LOSS:
    
     Potential Voters to be Issued ID 103,320
     Cost for ID x $2.50
    
     TOTAL REVENUE LOSS $ 258,300


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Jerry L. Conrad
Email Address:
Jerry.L.Conrad@wv.gov