Date Requested:March 12, 2013
Time Requested:01:55 PM
Agency: Treasurer's Office
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R2637 Introduced SB503
CBD Subject: FLY POW/MIA FLAGS
FUND(S)
County and Municipal Funds
Sources of Revenue
Other 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 Senate Bill 503 (SB503) is to require counties and municipalities to purchase POW/MIA flags for display at courthouses and other governmental buildings on certain patriotic days. The bill also provides that POW/MIA flags purchased from county general revenue funds must be manufactured in the United States. SB503 will have no effect on the costs and revenues of state government. The costs will be borne by the counties and municipalities.
    
    POW/MIA flags, which are 4' x 6', manufactured in the United States and made of nylon, cost approximately $45 each. It appears many county and municipal courthouses and other governmental buildings already have POW/MIA flags. However, as the flags become worn and damaged, they will need to be replaced.
    
    
    

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):
    Please see Fiscal Note Summary above.
    
    
    
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Diana Stout
Email Address:
diana.stout@wvsto.com
    
    We suggest you consider adding language to authorize flags be donated, as opposed to requiring them to be purchased. There are numerous veterans organizations throughout the state that might be willing to donate a POW/MIA flag.