Date Requested:February 11, 2005
Time Requested:03:08 PM
Agency: Health and Human Resources, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2005r236 intro sb157
CBD Subject: citizen review board revisions
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
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 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
3. 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