Date Requested:March 13, 2013
Time Requested:02:39 PM
Agency: Justice and Community Services, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R2237 Introduced HB2583
CBD Subject: SEXUAL ASSULT & FORENSIC EXAMS
FUND(S)
$160,046
Sources of Revenue
General Fund
Legislation creates:
A New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    This bill creates a new statewide commission to establish mandatory protocols for sexual assault examinations, and to assist and coordinate among the localities of the state in providing agreements on the local and regional level on the handling of sexual assault victims in appropriate clinical and forensic treatment. It is assigned to the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction (GCCDC)(Chapter 15, article 9) to establish the Commission. The Division of Justice and Community Services (Chapter 15, Article 9a) serves as the executive and administrative arm of the GCCDC.
    
    To accomplish this activity, a commission needs to be established, staff must be assigned to coordinate the work product of the commission and to travel and assist local and regional sexual assault examination boards in establishing standardized procedures and protocols for primary and secondary paths to succesful conduct of exams. There must also be hospitality (meals and lodging) expenses built into commission work and straight travel expenses for the staff member. Overall supervision of staff work will be accomplished by the Director of the Division of Justice and Community Services as part of his normal and already compensated workload.

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 160,046 156,446 156,446
Personal Services 73,666 73,666 73,666
Current Expenses 21,809 21,809 21,809
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 3,600 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    We anticipate staffing this program with one Criminal Justice Specialist position and one half time office assistant position. Together those positions with benefits equals the Personal Services portion of this note.
    
    Current expenses includes proportional share of costs to the agency, to include rent, utilities, paper, mailings, copying and routine office activities.
    
    One time acquisition of office furnishings to include desk, chair, computer, printer etc is represented in the Assets row of this note.
    
    It is possible but only speculative that later years beginning in year three or four could be some reduction in activity and cost, but there is no firm figure as we don't know what pace development or required maintenance of Commission activities will be.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
J. Norbert Federspiel, Director -- DJCS
Email Address:
j.norbert.federspiel@wv.gov
    This fiscal note is based upon the bill as amended by the House Health and Human Resources Committee, but is also consistent with the bill as originally submitted.