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


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


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