|Date Requested:February 27, 2013
Time Requested:01:54 PM
| FUND(S) |
New -- Spay Neuter Assistance Fund
Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:A New Program,A New Fund
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
|SB202 proposes the establishment of the West Virginia Spay Neuter Program to be administered by the Department of Agriculture. Activities of this program will be funded by a dedicated appropriated special revenue fund titled the West Virginia Spay Neuter Fund. Once funded, this program will provide assistance funding to nonprofit spay neuter organizations throughout the state. A minimum of ninety percent (90%) of revenue into the newly-created fund will be distributed annually as grant funding to approved nonprofit spay neuter programs. However, without additional information on possible revenue sources for this program, it is difficult to estimate both the volume (number and amount) of grants that could be awarded, as well as the state resources required to administer the program.|
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|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|2. Estimated Total Revenues||0||0||0|
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
The fiscal impact of this proposed legislation cannot be accurately estimated at this time due to lack of a dedicated revenue source.
|In its current version, SB202 establishes a dedicated fund to support activities of the Spay Neuter Program, but does not establish or identify a dedicated source of revenue to initially fund the program or to ensure continued funding to support the program in future years. This information is needed in order to adequately assess both the potential number and dollar amount of grants awarded to nonprofit organizations. In turn, it is also difficult to estimate the administrative burden for this program and to assess whether the allowable ten percent (10%) of revenue is sufficient for administrative support, or if additional funding would have to be secured outside of the dedicated fund to properly carry out grant distribution, monitoring, reporting and other tasks necessary to properly maintain this program.|