Date Requested:February 25, 2013
Time Requested:03:27 PM
Agency: Transportation, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R2193 Introduced HB2559
CBD Subject: TURNPIKE TOLLS REMOVED
FUND(S)
6700-16 State Road Fund
Sources of Revenue
Special Fund
Legislation creates:
A New Fund,Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    
    
    The legislation would transfer the WV Turnpike to the Division of Highways (DOH)along with those specific employees and equipment used on the roadway.
    
    Funding from the turnpike will be placed in a separate account within the Road Fund for maintaining the facility.
    
    With the $10 million cap a year, the funding is insufficient to cover the cost of maintaining the Turnpike and the transfer of those employees and equipment specifically dedicated to the highway.
    

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):
    
    
    Unknown - if the DOH is limited to $10 Million a year to expend on the highway, the funding would be insufficient to maintain the highway.
    
    Money allocated for maintenance 10,000,000
    88 Miles x 4 lanes x $12,060/mile 4,245,120
    Monies remaining 5,754,880
    
    While $5,754,880 would allow for paving, it would be inadequate for the DOH to maintain the 116 bridges. Additionally, funding is not provided to cover the salary and benefits of the employees or to maintain the equipment transferred in the bill.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Kathy J Holtsclaw
Email Address:
Kathy.J.Holtsclaw@wv.gov
    If enacted, the legislation has insufficient funding.
    
    In 17-16A-4(i), the bill states that funds transferred to the DOH be limited to $10 million per year until depleted. The Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways is estimating that it will take $59 Million annually to maintain this facility.