Date Requested:February 16, 2013
Time Requested:08:55 AM
Agency: Higher Education Policy Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1293 Introduced HB2368
CBD Subject: TUITION WAIVERS FOR STATE POLICE
FUND(S)
0586
Sources of Revenue
General Fund
Legislation creates:
A New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    HB 2368, if approved, would waive tuition and fees for courses attended by state police officers at publically funded West Virginia state colleges and universities. It is estimated that the annual cost for the waivers would be approximately $42,660. The waiver does not include books, parking, and other special lab fees which may occur.

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 43,000 43,000
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 43,000 43,000
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    According to data provided by the West Virginia State Police, there are approximately 670 officers in the field. The average resident undergraduate tuition and fees for a three hour four-year undergraduate course is $711. Due to time constraints and job demands, it is estimated that only 30 field officers would take advantage of the proposed fee waiver. If these officers attended one course in the both the fall and spring semesters, the waived tuition and fee revenue for one academic year would be approximately $42,660.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Ed Magee
Email Address:
emagee@hepc.wvnet.edu