Date Requested:February 19, 2013
Time Requested:02:01 PM
Agency: State Police, West Virginia
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1659 Introduced HB2178
CBD Subject: CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS
FUND(S)
0453
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.

    The proposed legislation provides the ability for all boards and commissions licensees/employees to be backgrounded. Based upon the anticipated number of persons requiring criminal background checks addressed within Chapter 30, the West Virginia State Police will require the following additional resources - two fingerprint technicians and two office assistants. Equipment costs would include two AFIS workstations with user licenses. An unknown cost would be space requirements to accomodate these four staff members and their related equipment.

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 0 268,293 168,293
Personal Services 0 103,712 103,712
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 100,000 0
Other 0 64,581 64,581
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    See "Fiscal Note Summary"


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Connie E Gundy
Email Address:
cgundy@wvsp.state.wv.us
    This legislation, while being broadly intended, will not permit any individual boards and commissions the ability to access criminal records under P.L. 92-544. Once a board/commission enacts a legislative rule more narrowly defining specific authorization under FBI established criteria, access to the checks would be granted.