Date Requested:February 16, 2013
Time Requested:11:21 AM
Agency: Supreme Court of Appeals
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1693 Introduced HB2413
CBD Subject: COMPENSATING ALL STATE MAGISTRATES EQUALLY
FUND(S)
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.

    This bill provides that all magistrates, magistrate assistants, magistrate court clerks and deputy clerks be paid equally. This bill will eliminate the two-tier system. The 2010 census noted a decrease in population for Lewis, McDowell, Wetzel and Wyoming Counties. Since the Legislature did not act on similar legislation during the 2012 Regular Session, the salaries of magistrate court personnel in those four counties drastically reduced on January 1, 2013, pursuant to the provisions of the West Virginia Code.

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 737,069 737,069 737,069
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):
     Salaries: 48 Magistrates - $306,000; 23 Magistrate Court Clerks - $118,680; 48 Magistrate Assistants - $158,400; 5 Deputy Clerks - $16,500 = $599,580.00
    
     Social Security - $37,173.96
     Medicare - $8,693.91
     PERS - $83,941.20
     PEIA - $5,995.80
     WCF $1,678.82
     Total Benefits $137,483.69
    
     Salaries - $599,580.00 + $137,483.69 = $737,063.69
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Tina A. Sevy
Email Address:
tina.sevy@courtswv.gov