FUND(S):

Special Revenue; 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 allow disabled veterans two motor vehicle registration plates exempt from the annual registration fee. As of June 30, 2012, there were 4,728 Disabled Veterans license plates registered in the West Virginia.
    
     The initial fee charged for a disabled veterans license plate is $15.00 which covers only the $1.00 litter fee and $.50 insurance fee and keeps the plate active for a 10 year period, with a 10 year renewal of $15.00. Additional plates may be purchased under current law for an initial fee of $40 and renewed annually at a rate of $30 per plate.
    
     House Bill 2103 is eliminating the $15.00 single plate fee. Under this legislation the $40 initial fee and $30 renewal will be eliminated for an additional plate.
    
     Based on this information the annual revenue loss is $128,340. The total annualized revenue loss over the ten year comparison period is $1,397,100.
    
     The production cost for one Disabled Veteran license plate is $6.80.
    
     These assumptions are based on a ten-year license cycle. The calculations also assume (for calculation purposes) that all disabled veterans will purchase a second plate.



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 -242,040 -128,340


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


    Disable Veteran Plates as of 6/30/2012 4,728
    
    Cost of Registration
    
     First Plate $15.00 (10-year period)
     Second Plate $40.00 initial/$30 annual renewal
    
    Revenue Loss
    
     First Plate 4,278 x $15.00 = $ 70,920
     Second Plate 4,278 x $40.00 = $ 171,120
     4,278 x $30 annual renewal $ 128,340
    
     First Year Total Revenue Loss $ 242,040
     Revenue Loss Per Year
     for Years 2 - 9 $1,155,060



Memorandum


    



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