FUND(S):

5362-Human Services Administrative Expense Fund

Sources of Revenue:

General 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 codify the creation of a multi-disciplinary citizen panel to review the policies, procedures, and when appropriate, specific cases handled by child protective services.
    
    
    This legislation provides for a maximum fifteen member multi-disciplinary citizen panel that will meet al least once every three months. The legislation also provides that members will serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses. The Department estimates that this legislation will have very little fiscal impact. The Department currently provides staff assistance to the panel and that assistance will continue to be absorbed within the Department's existing budget. This fiscal note only presents the increased costs of travel reimbursement, hospitality and office expenses
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2005
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2006
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 30,000 30,000
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 30,000 30,000
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):


    The above estimates represent the following: Current Expenses; Travel Reimbursement $15,000, Hospitality $10,000, Office Supplies $5,000. Staff assistance is currently being provided by the Department and will continue to be absorbed within the existing Department budget.
    
    The Department's current time study results in expenditures under this program as consisting of 30% general revenue funds and 70% federal funds. It is assumed that the future expenditures would result in the same or similar percentages thus resulting in an estimated $9,000 in general revenue expenditures and $21,000 in federal revenue expenditures for this legislation.
    



Memorandum


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