Date Requested:February 15, 2013
Time Requested:11:47 AM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1133 Corrections Forecast HB2374
CBD Subject: Eliminate Parole regarding abuse of children
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 could have a significant fiscal impact on the West Virginia Division of Corrections and the State of West Virginia. Although the bill would most likely be applied prospectively, and taking into account that these types of offenders typically have rather long sentences, the language as drafted would double or triple or more the average length of stay of those convicted.. The fiscal impact of just one offender, whose length of stay changed from 3 years to 15 years (in the case of the incapacitated adult section) would be $293,366 ($24,447 average annual cost per inmate in FY2012 x 15 years – 3 years). This fiscal impact does not account for the need for new bed space.

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 could have a significant fiscal impact on the West Virginia Division of Corrections and the State of West Virginia. Although the bill would most likely be applied prospectively, and taking into account that these types of offenders typically have rather long sentences, the language as drafted would double or triple or more the average length of stay of those convicted.. The fiscal impact of just one offender, whose length of stay changed from 3 years to 15 years (in the case of the incapacitated adult section) would be $293,366 ($24,447 average annual cost per inmate in FY2012 x 15 years – 3 years). This fiscal impact does not account for the need for new bed space.