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.


    This proposed legislation would change this substance from a Schedule V to a Schedule IV classified controlled substance. Scheduled V drug offenses do not carry a sentence to the WVDOC but Schedule IV drugs carry a 1 to 3 year indeterminate sentence. Therefore, for each offender sentenced to the WVDOC as a result of this legislation the State could expect a cost of $26,448 to $79,344 (average annual cost per inmate in FY 2013 x 3 years).



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


     Person submitting Fiscal Note: Loita Butcher
     Email Address: Loita.c.butcher@wv.gov