Date Requested:February 21, 2014
Time Requested:10:12 AM
Agency: State Police, West Virginia
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2014R2353 Revised SB575
CBD Subject: EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVES AND LONGEVITY PAY
FUND(S)
0453,6501,6505
Sources of Revenue
General Fund,Special Fund,Other Fund 6505
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    **REVISED**
    
    This proposed legislation will cost the State of West Virginia approximately $3,650,227 the first year which includes retroactive longevity increases, college degree increases, and one time educational incentives for existing troopers who have college degrees. The estimate for the year of full implementation is $385,639 which covers longevity and college degree increases.

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 3,650,227 385,639
Personal Services 0 3,137,600 331,500
Current Expenses 0 27,551 3,315
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 485,076 50,824
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    Calculations for longevity were based on actual and projected membership for year one and for all 698 funded uniformed positions for year of full implementation.
    
    The one-time education payments as well as the College Degree Increases were calculated on uniformed members who have provided proof of educational accomplishments to the WVSP Personnel section as follows: 242 possess 4-year degrees, and 13 hold Masters Degrees.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Connie E Gundy, Comptroller
Email Address:
connie.e.gundy@wvsp.gov
    We cannot predict upcoming college degree or one time education incentive costs with accuracy since the educational accomplishments for current or future troopers are unknown. Estimates for the one-time Education Incentive of $1,500 per trooper who attain a degree are not included in the “full implementation” calculation, nor are additional costs for members who obtain a degree in the future.