Date Requested: January 16, 2015
Time Requested: 10:34 AM
Agency: Natural Resources, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1692 Introduced SB90
CBD Subject: Natural Resources


FUND(S):

3265

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The legislation as drafted can be administered by existing staff and funding levels within the Division of Natural Resources’ Parks and Recreation Section and by working with existing state park and forest foundations established for this purpose. Minimum expenditures of funds for printing, promotional materials, and staff time are reflected in this fiscal note.
    
    It is difficult to predict with any degree of accuracy the potential revenue that may be received as a result of this legislation due to such factors as fluctuations of the economy, the lack of large corporate entities in many rural sections of the state, etc. The West Virginia State Parks system, however, has been the beneficiary of benevolent corporate donations over the many years of its existence including substantial donations of land, material, labor, and funding for various projects so the potential exists for continued donations.
    
    



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 0 -11,955 -11,955
Personal Services 0 -9,455 -9,455
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 -2,500 -2,500
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    The legislation as drafted can be administered by existing staff and funding levels within the Division of Natural Resources’ Parks and Recreation Section and by working with existing state park and forest foundations established for this purpose. Minimum expenditures of funds for printing, promotional materials, and staff time are reflected in this fiscal note.
    
    It is difficult to predict with any degree of accuracy the potential revenue that may be received as a result of this legislation due to such factors as fluctuations of the economy, the lack of large corporate entities in many rural sections of the state, etc. The West Virginia State Parks system, however, has been the beneficiary of benevolent corporate donations over the many years of its existence including substantial donations of land, material, labor, and funding for various projects so the potential exists for continued donations
    



Memorandum


    For additional information concerning this fiscal note, please contact:
    
    Robert Beanblossom, District Administrator
    Division of Natural Resources
    Parks and Recreation Section
    324 4th Avenue
    South Charleston, WV 25303-1228
    
    304.558.2764 office
    304.389.5041 cell
    304.558.0077 fax
    
    Robert.L.Beanblossom@wv.gov
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Robert Beanblossom
    Email Address: Robert.L.Beanblossom@wv.gov