Date Requested:January 29, 2014
Time Requested:01:24 PM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2014R1588 Introduced HB4373
CBD Subject: DRIVER EDUCATION COURSES
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
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 help improve the offering of driver education courses to secondary school students by providing options for permitted instructors, allowing courses outside of the regular school schedule and allowing county boards to contract for offering the course. The bill also removes the requirement for the State Superintendent of Schools to prescribe the course of instruction, license and periodically inspect commercial driver education schools and removes from the purposes of the program that the secondary school courses also be offered to out-of-school youth and adults.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2015
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 -3,064,824
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 -3,064,824
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    The estimated annual cost savings for the county boards could be as much as $3,064,824 if all 55 county boards implemented the provisions of the bill. This cost savings estimate is based on the assumption that: the driver education courses at all 116 high schools would be contracted to a commercial driving school; the approximate number of students statewide that would be enrolled in the commercial driving schools for which the boards would pay the cost would total 30,000 per year; and the estimated cost for each student would be $150 per pupil.
    
    The estimated cost savings were computed as follows:
    
    Decrease in Personal Expenses $ 6,955,824
    Decrease in Vehicle Cost 464,000
    Decrease in Fuel Cost 145,000
    Total Cost Savings – Statewide 7,564,824
    
    Cost of contracted services 4,500,000
    Net savings $ 3,064,824


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