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.


    This bill would have a positive fiscal impact on the West Virginia Division of Corrections (WVDOC). As of June 30, 2012, the WVDOC had a total of 34 offenders incarcerated for 3rd offense shoplifting and 6 offenders incarcerated for 2nd offense petit larceny. These offenders typically serve about 1 to 2 years in prison. Assuming, an average length of stay of one year, this bill could save the WVDOC up to $977,800 per year, once the currently incarcerated offenders are released ($24,447 average cost per inmate in FY2012 x 40 offenders.



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


    This bill would have a positive fiscal impact on the West Virginia Division of Corrections (WVDOC). As of June 30, 2012, the WVDOC had a total of 34 offenders incarcerated for 3rd offense shoplifting and 6 offenders incarcerated for 2nd offense petit larceny. These offenders typically serve about 1 to 2 years in prison. Assuming, an average length of stay of one year, this bill could save the WVDOC up to $977,800 per year, once the currently incarcerated offenders are released ($24,447 average cost per inmate in FY2012 x 40 offenders. Person submitting Fiscal Note: Loita Butcher
     Email Address: loita.c.butcher@wv.gov