Date Requested:March 28, 2013
Time Requested:10:04 AM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R2182 Engrossed HB2809
CBD Subject: RESPONSIBLE PARENT PILOT PROJECT
FUND(S)
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 fiscal note represents costs to the West Virginia Division of Corrections (WVDOC) to identify inmate participants, organize program plans, and track project outcomes. Approximately 50% of inmates sentenced to the WVDOC are parents and are potentially eligible to participate, however this bill requires that background information, not always readily available, be gathered and that program outcomes are tracked and reported. This is an impact on staffing and would require an estimated .5 full time equivalent positions at each major facility (excluding work releases and work camps, Anthony Correctional Center (youthful offenders), Martinsburg Correctional Center (Intake)). As a result the WVDOC would request three additional positions (Case Managers) to facilitate this program at an estimated cost of $109,872 annually (includes starting salaries and benefits). The proposed legislation is for a 2 year pilot project so the total cost for 2 years would be $219,744.00.

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 109,872 109,872 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):
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Loita Butcher
Email Address:
loita.c.butcher@wv.gov
    This fiscal note represents costs to the West Virginia Division of Corrections (WVDOC) to identify inmate participants, organize program plans, and track project outcomes. Approximately 50% of inmates sentenced to the WVDOC are parents and are potentially eligible to participate, however this bill requires that background information, not always readily available, be gathered and that program outcomes are tracked and reported. This is an impact on staffing and would require an estimated .5 full time equivalent positions at each major facility (excluding work releases and work camps, Anthony Correctional Center (youthful offenders), Martinsburg Correctional Center (Intake)). As a result the WVDOC would request three additional positions (Case Managers) to facilitate this program at an estimated cost of $109,872 annually (includes starting salaries and benefits). The proposed legislation is for a 2 year pilot project so the total cost for 2 years would be $219,744.00.