Date Requested:March 11, 2013
Time Requested:10:18 AM
Agency: Natural Resources, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R2546 Introduced HB2870
CBD Subject: DISCOUNT ON CAMPGROUND RENTALS
FUND(S)
3265
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.

    According to the State Department of Veterans Affairs, there are approximately 170,783 veterans in West Virginia. According to the Southern Forest Resource Assessment prepared by the U.S. Forest Service in 2002, 26.83% of Americans regularly camp. It is logical to conclude that this same percentage could be applied to residents as well as veterans in the State. This means that approximately 45,821 veterans camp yearly in West Virginia State Parks.
    
    Assuming an average rental fee of $20 per night/per site and working on the assumption that each of the 45,821 individuals stayed an average of one night each fall and each spring for a total of two nights per year, the minimum lost revenue would be $916,420.
    

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 -916,420 -916,420
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 -916,420 -916,420
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    According to the State Department of Veterans Affairs, there are approximately 170,783 veterans in West Virginia. According to the Southern Forest Resource Assessment prepared by the U.S. Forest Service in 2002, 26.83% of Americans regularly camp. It is logical to conclude that this same percentage could be applied to residents as well as veterans in the State. This means that approximately 45,821 veterans camp yearly in West Virginia State Parks.
    
    Assuming an average rental fee of $20 per night/per site and working on the assumption that each of the 45,821 individuals stayed an average of one night each fall and each spring for a total of two nights per year, the minimum lost revenue would be $916,420.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Robert Beanblossom
Email Address:
Robert.L.Beanblossom@wv.gov
    
    
    
    If further information is needed concerning this fiscal note, please contact:
    
    Robert Beanblossom, District Administrator
    DNR Parks & Recreation Section
    324 4th Avenue
    South Charleston, WV 25303-1228
    
    304.558.2764 office
    304.389.5041 cell
    304.558.0077 fax
    
    Robert.L.Beanblossom@wv.gov