Date Requested:February 16, 2013
Time Requested:11:04 AM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1649 Corrections Forecast HB2195
CBD Subject: FILMING OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONDUCT OF MINORS
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.

    This bill appears to remove the maximum sentence of two years for these offenders and does not specify a new cap, which would allow significantly longer sentences to be implemented.
    The West Virginia Division of Corrections has no method to predict how many offenders would be affected by this longer maximum sentence nor what the average sentence would be. However, for each offender sentenced in this manner the State of West Virginia could expect to pay up to $24,447 per additional year they are incarcerated ($24,447 average annual cost per inmate in FY2012 x 5 years).
    

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):
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Loita Butcher
Email Address:
loita.c.butcher@wv.gov
    This bill appears to remove the maximum sentence of two years for these offenders and does not specify a new cap, which would allow significantly longer sentences to be implemented.
    The West Virginia Division of Corrections has no method to predict how many offenders would be affected by this longer maximum sentence nor what the average sentence would be. However, for each offender sentenced in this manner the State of West Virginia could expect to pay up to $24,447 per additional year they are incarcerated ($24,447 average annual cost per inmate in FY2012 x 5 years).