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.


    To provide that the minimum salary requirements for school service personnel do not apply to service employees who are initially employed to provide services at the camp and conference center on or after July 1, 2014.



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):


    Although the Department of Education will continue to operate the Cedar Lakes Conference Center until July 1, 2015, it is anticipated that there will not be any cost savings to the State during FY 2015 as a result of the passage of this bill because of a plan to freeze hiring during FY 2015. The hiring freeze is necessitated by the fact that the Governor's recommended funding for the center for FY2015 is $305,406 less than FY2014.
    
    The conference center's holdings and property will be transferred to the Cedar Lakes Foundation, effective July 1, 2015. It has been estimated that if all employees at the center were paid at market rate, the cost savings would be $350,486 annually, but the salaries will be reduced only as new employees are hired, so the annual cost savings cannot be estimated at this time. In addition, all cost savings after that date will accrue to the Foundation rather than the State. Also, since the employees at the center will no longer be employed by the Department of Education after July 1, 2015, the statutory requirement of WVC ยง18A-4-18 to pay the center's employees on Jackson County Schools' pay scale will cease to exist.



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Brenda Freed
    Email Address: bfreed@access.k12.wv.us