Date Requested:March 20, 2013
Time Requested:03:38 PM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R2774 Introduced SB575
CBD Subject: FUNDING PUBLIC LIBRARIES
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
Other Fund N/A
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    The purpose of this bill is to provide for equal treatment of county boards of education in funding public libraries as part of the system of public education by requiring any future excess levies to include an allocation for public libraries in the county.

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 23,410,187
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 23,410,187
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    The estimated cost to the County Boards of Education for the proposed legislation for FY14 is zero since the excess levies for the 2013-14 school year were presented to the voters prior to July 1, 2013.
    
    The estimated cost to the County Boards of Education in future years for the proposed legislation is $23,410,187. This estimate was calculated using 1% of the 2012-13 general current expense original proposed budget for only the 43 counties with existing excess levies. If all 55 counties were to pass excess levies in the future, the total estimated cost would be $25,366,630. Please note that the existing excess levies for the county boards of education expire at different times, and for some counties it may be five years before a new excess levy would be presented to the voters.
    
    In addition, inequity still exists because 12 county boards currently do not have excess levies and therefore would not be required to support their public libraries.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Brenda Freed
Email Address:
bfreed@access.k12.wv.us