Date Requested:March 25, 2013
Time Requested:02:59 PM
Agency: Secretary of State
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R3017 Introduced HB3114
CBD Subject: RELATING TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
FUND(S)
General Fund 0155
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.

    The only cost associated with this bill is the creation of electronic data base of FOIA requests. The estimated cost is $19,342 in the first year then $12,572 per year for each additional year the date base is in service.
    
    There will be no additional revenue generated by this bill.
    

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 19,342 12,572
Personal Services 0 10,842 11,722
Current Expenses 0 8,500 850
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):
    The estimated computer cost is based on 90 hours of programming to create the data base and 10 hour each year to maintain the data base. A rate of $85 per hour for a programmer was use because this is the current programming rate in the Office of Technology Rate Catalog. We are also assuming the data base can be created using the current Microsoft software the state already has purchased and there will be little to no additional storage or backup cost to the Office of the Secretary of State.
    
    The estimated administrative cost is based on 480 hours per year for employees at the Secretary of State Office to review the FOIA entries in the data base and to answer phone calls from users of the system. An hourly rate of $22.60 was used based on the current rate of pay of employees in the Secretary of State Office who will be performing the duties.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
John Sandoro SOS
Email Address:
jsandoro@wvsos.com
    This note doesn’t include the cost of the other government unit that will be inputting the data into the data base.