Date Requested:January 13, 2014
Time Requested:10:23 AM
Agency: Legislative Auditor
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2014R1190 Introduced HB4119
CBD Subject: REDUCE THE ANNUAL SALARY
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
General Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    This bill proposes decreasing the salary of state legislators from $20,000 to $18,000 annually. This would amount to a $2,000 savings for each of the 134 legislators, equaling a total savings of $268,000 per year.

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 -234,000 -268,000
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):
    The West Virginia Constitution stipulates in Article 6-38 that the salary of any public officer may not be increased or diminished during his or her term of office. If this change does not take effect until the end of legislators' current terms, then the salaries of 17 senators would not be affected until 2017. The salaries of the remaining 117 would be decreased beginning in 2015.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Tina Baker
Email Address:
tina.baker@wvlegislature.gov