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.


    In order to implement this legislation the West Virginia Division of Corrections would want to hire four Correctional Counselor II’s. These staff would be headquartered in different geographic regions of the state in order to provide rehabilitation programming in the Regional Jails.
    
    Staffing costs (including an additional 50% for benefits) = $149,472
    Programming Materials (assuming 100 inmates per year qualify for accelerated parole, $40 per inmate) = $4,000
    Transportation (lease costs, mileage, and maintenance, estimated at $20,000 per year per vehicle x 4) = $80,000
    Miscellaneous Costs (computers, supplies, special programming materials, etc) = $20,000
    Total Annual Fiscal Impact = $253,472
    
    This cost could be offset by offenders who successfully make parole earlier. For example, using the FY2012 average annual cost per inmate of $24,447, if one offender makes parole 3 months earlier it would save $6,112. Therefore, if 42 offenders made parole early it could offset the entire annual cost.
    



Fiscal Note Detail


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


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    



Memorandum


    In order to implement this legislation the West Virginia Division of Corrections would want to hire four Correctional Counselor II’s. These staff would be headquartered in different geographic regions of the state in order to provide rehabilitation programming in the Regional Jails.
    
    Staffing costs (including an additional 50% for benefits) = $149,472
    Programming Materials (assuming 100 inmates per year qualify for accelerated parole, $40 per inmate) = $4,000
    Transportation (lease costs, mileage, and maintenance, estimated at $20,000 per year per vehicle x 4) = $80,000
    Miscellaneous Costs (computers, supplies, special programming materials, etc) = $20,000
    Total Annual Fiscal Impact = $253,472
    
    This cost could be offset by offenders who successfully make parole earlier. For example, using the FY2012 average annual cost per inmate of $24,447, if one offender makes parole 3 months earlier it would save $6,112. Therefore, if 42 offenders made parole early it could offset the entire annual cost. Person submitting Fiscal Note: Loita Butcher
     Email Address: loita.c.butcher@wv.gov