Date Requested:February 11, 2005
Time Requested:02:36 PM
Agency: Health and Human Resources, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2005r118 intro hb2240
CBD Subject: state sanitarians increase
FUND(S)
0407 (Central Office General Administrative Fund), 5139 (Health Services Fee Fund) 8802 (Federal Fund - Unclassified)
Sources of Revenue
General Fund,Special Fund,Other Fund Federal
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 provide for a 25% across-the-board salary increase for sanitarian employees of the division of health to bring their salaries into parity with county health department employee salaries and to additionally provide for an annual cost-of-living salary increase.
    The Department of Health and Human Resources (Department) estimates the total annual increase cost in general revenue funds would be $165,319 for 15 Sanitarian positions. Additionally, an estimated increase in costs of $62,392 from special revenue funding for 6 Sanitarians and $65,833 from federal revenue funding for 6 sanitarians would result from passage of the bill.
    In calculating the cost of the proposed legislation, the Department utilized the number of employees functioning as Sanitarians, as defined in the code reference, rather than just those in the Sanitarian classification. No provision is included for the cost of living increase as required in the proposed legislation.
    
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2005
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2006
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 293,544 293,544
Personal Services 0 293,544 293,544
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
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    The above costs were calculated by totaling the current salaries of the 15 FTE's paid from general revenue funds ($554,808), mulitplied by the proposed 25% increase. This result $138,702 was then multiplied by the current employee benefits rate of 19.19% (FICA, PERS, Work Comp) to arrive at the increased employee benefit costs of $26,617 for a total general revenue cost of $165,319. The same calculations were then performed on the special and federal funding sources as follows. Special - 6 FTE's at $209,388 X 25% = $52,347 X 19.19 % = $10,045 for a total special cost of $62,392. Federal - 6 FTE's at $220,932 X 25% = $55,233 X 19.19% = $10,600 for a total federal cost of $65,833. The total cost of the bill would then be $165,319 (general revenue) + $62,392 (special revenue) + $65,833 (federal revenue) = $293,544.
     No cost of living increase is projected in the above numbers.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Martha Yeager Walker
Email Address:
fnbudoff@wvdhhr.org