FUND(S):

0506

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 purpose of this bill is to remove the salary of the State Rail Authority Director from Statute and allow the salary to be set by the Authority. The current salary of the Director is $65,000.00. The Department of Administration does not know what salary the Authority would set for the Director. Therefore, the Department of Administration can not determine the fiscal impact to the State with the passage of this bill.



Fiscal Note Detail


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


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    The Division of Personnel reviewed the duties of the Director of the State Rail Authority and determined that the appropriate pay grade would be a pay grade 20, which has a salary range of $41,736 - $77,220. However, the position is exempt from the classified service so the Authority does not have to follow the Division of Personnel's recommended pay grade.
    
    Additionally, once the position is taken out of Statute, the Director would begin accruing annual and sick leave, would be eligible for annual increment pay, would be eligible for any across the board raises enacted by the Legislature in the future, and would be eligible for discretionary increases.
    
    



Memorandum


    The Department of Administration is unable to determine the fiscal impact to the State with the passage of this bill due to the reasons outlined above. Person submitting Fiscal Note: Donna Lipscomb
     Email Address: donna.m.lipscomb@wv.gov