Date Requested: January 16, 2015
Time Requested: 10:32 AM
Agency: Motor Vehicles, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1691 Introduced SB91
CBD Subject: Motor Vehicles


FUND(S):



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 purpose of this bill is to create an amnesty program for drivers with suspended licenses, based on non-payment of certain court fees, in order to allow them to obtain their legal driver’s licenses without payment of citations ten years old or older.
    
     There are currently 139,285 unpaid citation files ten years old or older.
    
     If all of the unpaid citation files were cleared because of the amnesty program, the uncollected reinstatement fee would be at a rate of $50.00 each, which is required by WV State Code §17B3-9 prior to August 5, 2005. The total revenue loss based on this assumption would be $6,964,250, although most of these reinstatement fees are uncollectible.
    



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 0 0
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 -6,964,250 -6,964,250 -6,964,250


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


    Revenue Loss:
     Unpaid revocations ten years old or older 139,285
     Rate $ 50
     TOTAL $6,964,250



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Jerry Conrad
    Email Address: jerry.l.conrad@wv.gov