Date Requested:February 25, 2013
Time Requested:02:32 PM
Agency: Public Service Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R2152 Introduced HB2722
CBD Subject: PIPELINE COMPANIES TO PAY SPECIAL LICENSE FEE
FUND(S)
8624
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 will increase the revenues collected by the PSC's Gas Pipeline fund by a maximum of $85,000 by increasing the special license fees that gas pipeline companies pay from a maximum of $315,000 to a maximum of $400,000 per annum.
    
    This bill has no impact on costs for the Public Service Commission (PSC). However; if the PSC receives the revenue increase requested in this bill, we will increase our expenditures (costs) through hiring of a gas pipeline safety inspector provided the Gas Pipeline fund’s budgeted spending authority is increased and approved in the budget bill.
    

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 70,164 85,000
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    Fiscal Year 2013: This bill has no impact on fiscal 2013 revenues.
    
    Fiscal Year 2014: This bill will increase the revenues collected by the Gas Pipeline fund of the PSC by $70,164 in fiscal year 2014.
    • Currently the PSC is allowed to collect a maximum of $315,000 per annum in special license fees from gas pipeline companies. This bill increases that maximum to $400,000.
    • The Gas Pipeline’s fund’s “appropriated special revenue” budget for fiscal year 2014 is expected to be approved at $385,164.
    • Therefore to fund the fiscal year 2014 budget the amount of the special license fees to be paid by gas pipeline companies will increase by $70,164 ($385,164 minus $315,000).
    
    Fiscal Year (Upon Full Implementation): This bill will increase the revenues collected by the Gas Pipeline fund of the PSC by $85,000 upon full implementation.
    • The PSC will only collect the amount needed to fund its Gas Pipeline fund’s budget not to exceed $400,000 per annum.
    • Therefore the maximum additional revenue this bill allows is $85,000. (New maximum of $400,000 minus current maximum of $315,000).
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
David M. Kovarik
Email Address:
fiscalnote@psc.state.wv.us
    None identified.