Date Requested:February 20, 2013
Time Requested:03:18 PM
Agency: Secretary of State
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1613 Introduced HB2568
CBD Subject: ELECTIONS OF MAGISTRATES AND JUDGES
FUND(S)
1601
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.

    The change in legislation would require justices, judges and magistrates to run in non-partisan election. There would only be an effect on filing fees revenue if the number of candidates running in non-partisan elections increase or decrease from the current system of partisan elections. If there is a 10% increase in candidates running the increase revenue would be $2,635, a 20% increase in candidates would cause a revenue increase of $5,270, a 30% increase in candidates would cause a revenue increase of $7,905 and so on. If the change to non-partisan election causes a decrease in the number of candidates running for the office then the fund would have a revenue loss in the same amounts as the increases.
    
    There will little or no increase in cost due to the change from partisan to non-partisan election.
    

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):
    The estimate is based only on the candidates that would be requires to pay filing fees to the Secretary of State Office. The number of candidate was computed using the actual number of candidates from previous elections


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
John Sandoro SOS
Email Address:
jsandoro@wvsos.com
    The "Fiscal Note Detail" section was complete with the assumption that the number of candidates will not change.