FUND(S):

Road Fund

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.


     The purpose of this bill is to provide a discounted motor vehicle registration fee to members of volunteer fire departments. Members would receive two years motor vehicle registration upon payment of a one-year registration fee.
    
     According to sources in the State Fire Marshall’s Office, there are 9,365 volunteer firefighters and 841 part-time, paid firefighters in the state of West Virginia. Vehicle registrations are $30 per year annually.
    
     Current registration fee collection for this group is $306,180. This would be cut in half by going to a two-year registration for a one year fee.
    



Fiscal Note Detail


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 306,180 -153,090 -153,090


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    Revenue:
    
     Volunteer Firefighters 9,365
     Paid Part-Time Firefighters 841
     Total 10,206
     Registration Fee X $30
    
     Total Renewal $ 306,180
    
    ** Annual revenue lost will be $153,090 as a result of providing the volunteer firefighters with a 2-year registration at the 1 year renewal fee.
    



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Jerry L. Conrad
    Email Address: Jerry.L.Conrad@wv.gov