|Date Requested:February 16, 2013
Time Requested:08:53 AM
| FUND(S) |
Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:Neither Program nor Fund
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
| **REVISED 02/22/2013**
The current budgeted manpower of the WV State Police is 698. In order to reach a count of 800 positions by July 1, 2017(see memorandum below), 25 new trooper positions will need to be funded each of the next three fiscal years and 27 trooper positions the fourth year.
For each class of 25, the first year cost is $2,833,054. The second and third year cost is $1,707,139 and $1,755,855 respectively. The first year cost is higher due to the cost associated with properly equipping additional troopers with a patrol car and related equipment – approximately $48,566 each per trooper.
|Effect of Proposal||Fiscal Year|
|1. Estmated Total Cost||0||2,833,054||8,312,785|
|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|2. Estimated Total Revenues||0||0||0|
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
The cost per cadet class for each class of 25 – 3 classes required
Year 1 $2,833,054
Year 2 $1,707,139
Year 3 $1,755,855
Year 4 $1,790,893
Cost for the Cadet Class for the 4th class of 27
Year 1 $3,058,898
Year 2 $1,843,710
Year 3 $1,896,323
Year 4 $1,934,164
| There will be an unknown cost for replacing 102 patrol cars and equipment on a cyclical basis. At current contract prices, $2,737,476 additional funding will be needed to replace 102 cars no less than every four years.
Eight hundred troopers is an arbitrary number and does not guarantee the efficient operation of the WV State Police nor does it establish any type of minimum or maximum level of security afforded to the citizens of West Virginia.
This fiscal note is prepared using the same scenario as SB126 to reach 800 troopers by July 1, 2017.
There is an apparent contradiction in the language of this piece of legislation as to the date the goal of 800 troopers should be reached. Paragraph one indicates an accomplishment date of July 1, 2015, while in the underscored section in body of the bill the goal date reads July 1, 2016. Clarification is needed to prepare a fiscal note with either one of these dates.