Date Requested:February 23, 2012
Time Requested:04:19 PM
Agency: Motor Vehicles, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1919 Revised HB4449
CBD Subject: SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF DRIVER'S LICENSES
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 the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to establish a Driver’s License Restoration Program for persons whose driver’s license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle has been suspended or revoked. The bill repeals §17B-3-3a which requires the DMV to suspend driver’s licenses for reasons other than motor vehicle related offenses. The bill provides for a 1 year grace period for drivers to clear unpaid ticket files without paying associated court costs, and provides for a 50% reduction in the driver’s license reinstatement fee.
    
     Currently, the DMV reinstates approximately 30,000 driver’s licenses each year. Revenue generated from reinstating those 30,000 is $1,500,000.
    
     Under the proposed amnesty program, it is assumed that 75%, or 45,000, of the 60,000 current year suspensions will reinstate their driver’s license at the rate of $25 generating revenue of $1,125,000. Of the 1 - 5 year old suspensions, it is projected that 25% of the 120,000, or 30,000, will reinstate their driver’s license at a rate of $25 generating revenue of $750,000; and of the 6 - 10 year old suspensions, it is projected that 10% of the 6 - 10 year old suspensions, or 9,000, will reinstate their driver’s license at a rate of $25 generating revenue of $225,000.
    
    Current Reinstatements 60,000 (75%) = 45,000 x $25 = $ 1,125,000
    1-5 year old Suspensions 120,000 (25%) = 30,000 x $25 = $ 750,000
    6-10 year old Suspensions 90,000 (10%) = 9,000 x $25 = $ 225,000
    
     Total Revenue from Reinstatements/Suspensions $ 2,100,000
    
     Revenue generated under the amnesty program will generate approximately $2,100,000 for the one year amnesty period, and the current program generates approximately $1,500,000 annually. The total one-time increase in revenue generated by this bill is $600,000.
    

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 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 600,000 600,000 600,000
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    REVENUE GENERATED UNDER CURRENT LAW:
     # That Will Reinstate
    Current Suspensions In Current Year Reinstate Fee Total
    60,000 30,000 (50%) $50 $1,500,000
    
    REVENUE GENERATED UNDER 1 YEAR AMNESTY PERIOD:
    
    Current Suspensions # That Will Reinstate Reinstate Fee Total
    60,000 45,000 (75%) $25 $1,125,000
    120,000 (1-5 yrs. old) 30,000 (25%) $25 $ 750,000
    90,000 (6-10 yrs. old) 9,000 (10%) $25 $ 225,000
    
     Total Revenue $2,100,000
    
    TOTAL INCREASE IN REVENUE GENERATED BY THIS BILL: $ 600,000
    


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