Date Requested: January 26, 2015
Time Requested: 11:28 AM
Agency: Supreme Court of Appeals
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2391 Introduced SB306
CBD Subject: Courts


FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The purpose of this bill is to reform the civil justice system and create an intermediate court of appeals.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2015
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2016
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 9,774,650 0 9,774,650
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):


     This bill creates a new Intermediate Court of Appeals consisting of two three-member panels, a northern district and southern district. This bill calls for a salary of $118,000 which is unlikely to remain in place since it is less than the salary of a circuit judge. So this fiscal note reflects the salary of $131,000. This is half the difference between the salary of a circuit court judge and the salary of a supreme court justice.
    
     Salaries & Benefits -- $6,727,500
     Physical Facilities -- $1,713,600
     Systems & Technology -- $841,325
     Administrative Office -- $398,225
     Training & Travel Expenses -- $94,000
    
     TOTAL -- $9,774,650.00
    
     Please note that the estimates provided in this fiscal note have been rounded to the nearest whole dollar. Additionally, more specific fiscal information regarding this issue is available upon request.
    
    



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Tina A. Payne
    Email Address: tina.payne@courtswv.gov