Date Requested:February 16, 2013
Time Requested:08:58 AM
Agency: State Police, West Virginia
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1296 Introduced HB2226
CBD Subject: TROOPERS ON-CALL DUTY PAY AND HOUSING COSTS
FUND(S)
0453
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.

    Implementation of this proposed legislation will cost approximately $751,438 in FY 14 and future years based upon 50% of the current minimum wage of $7.25 for members ranked as trooper, senior trooper, trooper first class, corporal, or sergeant and the median monthly housing costs for owner occupied housing units with a mortgage identified in the US Census Bureau Table GCT 2511 updated by the most recent American Community Survey Set 2007-2009.
    
    The projected cost for call back time is $612,094; this projection is subject to change with any increases to the minimum wage rate. The projected cost for the housing allowance is $139,344.

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 0 751,438 751,438
Personal Services 0 740,697 740,697
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 10,741 10,741
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    It is impossible to predict the exact cost associated with this bill due to the varied circumstances which dictate when and how many troopers which may be on call. In order to provide some reasonable estimate of the expected cost, we have applied the number of detachments without 24 hour coverage (57) to the number of hours per day (8)they are generally unstaffed. Again, based upon circumstances which change from week to week and day to day, the number of unstaffed detachments for any portion of a day may vary and the number of hours they may be unstaffed can vary greatly. Additionally, data is not readily available to determine how many hours officers are required to appear in court on their day off.
    
    The housing allowance currently affects 57 out of 666 troopers who work and reside in Berkeley, Cabell, Jefferson, Monongalia and Putnam counties. The count can change greatly based upon reassignment, their residence changes and census data.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Connie E Gundy
Email Address:
cgundy@wvsp.state.wv.us