Date Requested: January 23, 2015
Time Requested: 12:52 PM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2283 Introduced HB2255
CBD Subject: Crime


FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The WV Division of Corrections has no way to predict how many offenders will be sentenced to our custody as a result of this legislation. However, this legislation significantly increases the time until parole eligibility for both of the offenses described. Additional offenders would cost the State of West Virginia an additional $112,780 in the case of exposing a child to methamphetamine (average annual cost per inmate in FY 2014 $28,195 x 4 years additional time until parole eligibility). And additional offenders would cost the State of West Virginia an additional $197,365 in the case of a child being seriously injured as a result of being exposed to methamphetamine (average annual cost per inmate in FY 2014 $28,195 x 7 years additional time until parole eligibility).
    
    



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 0 0 0


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


    



Memorandum


    The WV Division of Corrections has no way to predict how many offenders will be sentenced to our custody as a result of this legislation. However, this legislation significantly increases the time until parole eligibility for both of the offenses described. Additional offenders would cost the State of West Virginia an additional $112,780 in the case of exposing a child to methamphetamine (average annual cost per inmate in FY 2014 $28,195 x 4 years additional time until parole eligibility). And additional offenders would cost the State of West Virginia an additional $197,365 in the case of a child being seriously injured as a result of being exposed to methamphetamine (average annual cost per inmate in FY 2014 $28,195 x 7 years additional time until parole eligibility).
    
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Loita Butcher
    Email Address: Loita.c.butcher@wv.gov