FUND(S):

N/A

Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund N/A

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The purpose of this bill is to amend the defined crimes and penalties imposed by West Virginia law related to the possession and distribution of child pornography. The bill adds the "accessing with intent to view" images of child pornography to the defined offense, and amends and clarifies certain elements of the defined offenses. The bill also creates enhanced penalties for offenders who intentionally view, possess, distribute or transmit a large quantity of such images. The bill also creates enhanced penalties for those who are convicted of a second and subsequent offenses and for those who were previously convicted of a felony sex offense where the victim was a minor.
    As written, the Department of Health and Human resources does not estimate any fiscal impact from the proposed legislation. Please see Corrections fiscal note.
    



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 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


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    



Memorandum


    As written, the Department of Health and Human resources does not estimate any fiscal impact from the proposed legislation.
     Person submitting Fiscal Note: Karen L. Bowling
     Email Address: dhhrbudgetoffice@wv.gov