FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The West Virginia Division of Corrections has no method to predict how many offenders would be affected by this legislation. However, for each offender sentenced in this manner the State of West Virginia could expect to pay an additional $122,235 ($24,447 average annual cost per inmate in FY2012 x 5 additional years). In addition, the language calls for the 5 years to be “mandatory” but does not clarify if that extra time would be added to the parole eligibility date or the maximum discharge date.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2014
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 0 0 0


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    



Memorandum


    The West Virginia Division of Corrections has no method to predict how many offenders would be affected by this legislation. However, for each offender sentenced in this manner the State of West Virginia could expect to pay an additional $122,235 ($24,447 average annual cost per inmate in FY2012 x 5 additional years). In addition, the language calls for the 5 years to be “mandatory” but does not clarify if that extra time would be added to the parole eligibility date or the maximum discharge date. Person submitting Fiscal Note: Loita Butcher
     Email Address: loita.c.butcher@wv.gov