Date Requested: January 16, 2015 Time Requested: 10:41 AM 
Agency: 
Natural Resources, Division of 
CBD Number: 
Version: 
Bill Number: 
Resolution Number: 
1752 
Introduced 
HB2064 

CBD Subject: 
WV Residents 


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.
In FY2014, the Division of Natural Resources collected $20,660,375.93 in user fees at state parks, state forests, and other recreation facilities managed by the Parks and Recreation Section. Of this total, $4,928,511.53 came from cabin rentals. On average, cabins were rented by West Virginia residents 31.81% of the time. Therefore, $1,567,759.51 of the revenue generated from cabins came from West Virginia residents. If a 10% reduction was given to West Virginia residents, the loss in cabin revenue would be $156,775.95.
In addition, $1,844,713.92 was collected in campsite rental fees throughout the Parks and Recreation system. Campsites are rented by West Virginia residents 71.52% of the time. The revenue from camping fees paid by West Virginia residents is $1,319,339.39. A 10% reduction in this amount would result in a loss of $131,933.93.
A total of $5,771,161.46 was collected in lodge room sales. From the daily tabulation of folios, it is known that 41.26% of all lodge rooms are sold to West Virginia residents. Applying this percentage to the foregoing amount means that $2,381,181.21 was paid by West Virginia residents for lodge rooms. A 10% reduction would result in a loss of $238,118.12.
Subtracting the above amounts from the grand total revenue of $20,660,375.93 leaves a balance of $8,115,620.62. This represents the amount collected from day use recreational facilities such as golfing, swimming, picnic shelter rentals, horseback riding stables, etc. From attendance surveys, we know that 65% of all daily visits are by West Virginia residents; therefore, the amount received from them is $5,275,153.40. If this were reduced by 10%, the loss in revenue would be $527,515.34.
In FY2014, the Division of Natural Resources collected $20,660,375.93 in user fees at state parks, state forests, and other recreation facilities managed by the Parks and Recreation Section. Of this total, $4,928,511.53 came from cabin rentals. On average, cabins were rented by West Virginia residents 31.81% of the time. Therefore, $1,567,759.51 of the revenue generated from cabins came from West Virginia residents. If a 10% reduction was given to West Virginia residents, the loss in cabin revenue would be $156,775.95.
In addition, $1,844,713.92 was collected in campsite rental fees throughout the Parks and Recreation system. Campsites are rented by West Virginia residents 71.52% of the time. The revenue from camping fees paid by West Virginia residents is $1,319,339.39. A 10% reduction in this amount would result in a loss of $131,933.93.
A total of $5,771,161.46 was collected in lodge room sales. From the daily tabulation of folios, it is known that 41.26% of all lodge rooms are sold to West Virginia residents. Applying this percentage to the foregoing amount means that $2,381,181.21 was paid by West Virginia residents for lodge rooms. A 10% reduction would result in a loss of $238,118.12.
Subtracting the above amounts from the grand total revenue of $20,660,375.93 leaves a balance of $8,115,620.62. This represents the amount collected from day use recreational facilities such as golfing, swimming, picnic shelter rentals, horseback riding stables, etc. From attendance surveys, we know that 65% of all daily visits are by West Virginia residents; therefore, the amount received from them is $5,275,153.40. If this were reduced by 10%, the loss in revenue would be $527,515.34.
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 
1,054,343 
1,054,343 
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 
1,054,343 
1,054,343 
Explanation of above estimates (including longrange effect):
In FY2014, the Division of Natural Resources collected $20,660,375.93 in user fees at state parks, state forests, and other recreation facilities managed by the Parks and Recreation Section. Of this total, $4,928,511.53 came from cabin rentals. On average, cabins were rented by West Virginia residents 31.81% of the time. Therefore, $1,567,759.51 of the revenue generated from cabins came from West Virginia residents. If a 10% reduction was given to West Virginia residents, the loss in cabin revenue would be $156,775.95.
In addition, $1,844,713.92 was collected in campsite rental fees throughout the Parks and Recreation system. Campsites are rented by West Virginia residents 71.52% of the time. The revenue from camping fees paid by West Virginia residents is $1,319,339.39. A 10% reduction in this amount would result in a loss of $131,933.93.
A total of $5,771,161.46 was collected in lodge room sales. From the daily tabulation of folios, it is known that 41.26% of all lodge rooms are sold to West Virginia residents. Applying this percentage to the foregoing amount means that $2,381,181.21 was paid by West Virginia residents for lodge rooms. A 10% reduction would result in a loss of $238,118.12.
Subtracting the above amounts from the grand total revenue of $20,660,375.93 leaves a balance of $8,115,620.62. This represents the amount collected from day use recreational facilities such as golfing, swimming, picnic shelter rentals, horseback riding stables, etc. From attendance surveys, we know that 65% of all daily visits are by West Virginia residents; therefore, the amount received from them is $5,275,153.40. If this were reduced by 10%, the loss in revenue would be $527,515.34.
Memorandum
If further information is needed regarding this fiscal note, please contact:
Robert Beanblossom, District Administrator
Division of Natural Resources
Parks & Recreation Section
324 4th Avenue
South Charleston, WV 253031228
304.558.2764 office
304.389.5041 cell
304.558.0077 fax
Person submitting Fiscal Note: ROBERT BEANBLOSSOM
Email Address: ROBERT.L.BEANBLOSSOM@WV.GOV