Date Requested:January 08, 2014
Time Requested:01:45 PM
Agency: Higher Education Policy Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2014R1122 Introduced HB4009
CBD Subject: BACKGROUND CHECKS ON STUDENTS
FUND(S)
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 HB 4009 is to permit institutions of higher education to perform background checks on students residing or desiring to reside in school dormitories. The bill permits students to have background checks performed providing they pay for the checks. The bill provides that the checks may be used by the institution only for the purpose of evaluating current students or applicants for enrollment who reside or apply to reside in on-campus housing at the institution. The bill provides for confidentiality. The bill requires the information to be ultimately destroyed.
    
    Background checks are not required by this bill; therefore, the total cost cannot be determined because the number of students that will be the object to a background check is unknown. The number of students that may ask for a background check of another student is also unknown; therefore, the costs related to these students’ requests cannot be determined. Background check costs would be included in the operating costs of the residence halls. Because the costs associated with housing students are paid from student charges and fees, no additional general revenue funds are needed to fund the provisions of this bill.
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2015
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 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Ed Magee
Email Address:
emagee@hepc.wvnet.edu