FUND(S):

Various state funds

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund,Special Fund,Other 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 this bill is to allow certain state employees to be granted leave of absence with pay while providing assistance as an essential member of an emergency aid provider during a declared state of emergency. The bill defines "emergency aid provider" as a local emergency service organization or volunteer fire department. The Department of Administration has no knowledge of how many state employees are emergency aid providers. Therefore, the Department of Administration is unable to determine the fiscal impact to the state with the passage of this bill. The Department of Administration suggests that the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management be requested to submit a fiscal note as they would have more knowledge of the fiscal impact.



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):


    The fiscal impact with the passage of this bill is unknown.



Memorandum


    This bill creates a new classification of leave for any state employee designated as an essential member of an emergency aid provider. There would be a cost to the state as employees would be allowed to receive paid compensation at their regular rate of pay for up to 15 days a year without having to utilize their annual leave, sick leave, earned overtime compensation, seniority or compensatory time. The amount of this fiscal impact is unknown.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Donna Lipscomb Spano
    Email Address: donna.m.lipscombspano@wv.gov