Date Requested:February 15, 2013
Time Requested:09:40 AM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1456 Corrections Forecast HB2059
CBD Subject: PETIT LARCENY AND MARIJUANA POSSESSION
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
Over-all effect
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
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Loita Butcher
Email Address:
loita.c.butcher@wv.gov
    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.