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.


    The WVDOC has no way to predict how many new offenders would be sentenced to its custody as a result of this proposed legislation. However, for each offender sentenced the State of West Virginia can expect a cost of $132,240 (5 years x $26,448 the average cost per inmate in FY 2013). In addition, it should be noted that an indeterminate sentence of 5 to 10 years would result in the offender discharging with good time at the 5 year mark at the same time they are eligible for parole.



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


    The WVDOC has no way to predict how many new offenders would be sentenced to its custody as a result of this proposed legislation. However, for each offender sentenced the State of West Virginia can expect a cost of $132,240 (5 years x $26,448 the average cost per inmate in FY 2013). In addition, it should be noted that an indeterminate sentence of 5 to 10 years would result in the offender discharging with good time at the 5 year mark at the same time they are eligible for parole. Person submitting Fiscal Note: Loita Butcher
     Email Address: Loita.c.butcher@wv.gov