Date Requested:February 19, 2013
Time Requested:01:05 PM
Agency: Motor Vehicles, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1890 Introduced HB2528
CBD Subject: DRUG TESTING
FUND(S)
Road Fund
Sources of Revenue
Special Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

     This bill would require driver license applicants to pass a drug screen prior to licensing.
    
     The Division of Motor Vehicles is not currently in a position to perform or oversee drug testing. Drug testing is performed by private companies which were surveyed and asked the cost for a drug screen. The drug screen includes Amphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, PCP, Opiates and several prescription drugs that are commonly abused such as Oxycodone and Xanax. This drug test is referred to as an “expanded drug screen.”
    
     The cost for the drug screen is $75 per test. This test would need to be performed twice according to this legislation, once for the instruction permit and then again prior to the issuance of the class “E” license. Several counties in the state do not have drug testing facilities.
    
     The administrative cost for this licensing step may include programming, personnel costs and overhead. An additional cost could be incurred if a standardized form would be required.
    
     This fiscal note reflects what this Agency believes is the most cost effective by requiring the applicant to bring in certification. This fiscal note reflects the Division of Motor Vehicles’ costs. The costs of the actual test would be borne by the applicant.
    

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 258,081 258,081 258,081
Personal Services 54,924 54,924 54,924
Current Expenses 203,157 203,157 203,157
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):
    COSTS:
    
    Instruction Permits issued in Fiscal Year 2012 = 44,709
    
    Estimated Time to Review, Verify and Scan Drug Test = 3 minutes
    
     Personnel Rate = $0.28 per minute
     Current Expense = $1.03565 per minute
    
     Personnel Cost $ 37,554
     Current Expense $ 138,909
     Total $ 176,463
    
    Class “E” Driver’s License issued to 18 year olds = 20,679
    
    Estimated Time to Review, Verify and Scan Drug Test = 3 minutes
    
     Personnel Rate = $0.28 per minute
     Current Expense = $1.03565 per minute
    
     Personnel Cost $ 17,370
     Current Expense $ 64,248
     Total $ 81,618
    
     TOTAL ANNUAL COST $258,801
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Jerry L. Conrad
Email Address:
Jerry.L.Conrad@wv.gov