Date Requested:February 16, 2013
Time Requested:09:00 AM
Agency: Alcohol Beverage Control Administration
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1297 Introduced HB2160
CBD Subject: OFFICERS AND INSPECTORS IN CIVIL SERVICE
FUND(S)
General Revenue
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 calls for the automatic placement of current will and pleasure employees into civil service without mentioning any testing process as required by other civil service employees. The bill has language where a WVABCA employee's salary would not be decreased by the WVDOP's review and reclassification of an employee within the civil service system. The bill requires a review and evaluation by the WVDOP and it does not state whether or not salary would stay the same or increase depending on the WVDOP's review. It does state that salary for an employee would not be reduced, the Bill does not state what would occur if an employee would not meet the qualifications for a civil service position.
    
    The fiscal impact would be difficult to provide since there is no impact on the costs and revenues of state government or an increase due to the bill requiring a of a WVDOP review of each employee subject to reclassification in civil service which then could lead to no salary increase or a possible salary increase but not a decrease.
    
    Perhaps WVDOP could give an estimate.
    

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):
    This measure has language where an employee's salary would not be decreased by the WVDOP's review and reclassification of an employee within the civil service system. It does not state whether salary would stay the same or increase depending on the WVDOP's review.
    
    Therefore it would be difficult to say whether there is no impact on the costs and revenues of state government or an increase due to the necessity of a WVDOP review of each employee subject to reclassification in civil service which could lead to no salary increase or a possible salary increase but not a decrease.
    
    The WVABCA is not sure what he fiscal impact will be at this time.
    
    Perhaps WVDOP could give an estimate.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Anoop Bhasin on behalf of WVABCA
Email Address:
Anoop.K.Bhasin@wv.gov
    The bill would make all employees except the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and division directors (unless currently within civil service, then the employee remain civil service until the employee would leave the position) part of the classified service system. The WVABCA is not sure why division directors are included as will and pleasure employees since they are all working directors/supervisors.
    
    This bill requires WV DOP to conduct a review by July 1, 2014 of each employee. It is not clear if this is possible for WV DOP or what costs the WV DOP may have to complete the review. Further it is not clear whether this review would supersede the current review being conducted by WV DOP or be in addition to it.
    
    The bill does not account for whether an employee would have to test to meet current civil service qualifications or just be bestowed the position. Further the bill does not account for the situation where an employee would have to test for a civil service position and then does not qualify for the position.
    
    This bill would affect 20 WVABCA positions.
    
    Without the review of each employee contemplated in the bill it is difficult to estimate the fiscal impact.