Date Requested: January 23, 2015
Time Requested: 10:34 AM
Agency: Administration
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1361 Introduced HB2028
CBD Subject: Finance and Administration


FUND(S):

0210, 0223

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 purpose of this bill is to prohibit awarding or renewing state contracts to vendors who are owned, in whole or part, by state officials or their family members. It requires an affidavit of compliance with the prohibition to be submitted to the Purchasing Division. It requires the Ethics Commission's review and approval of exemptions to the prohibition. Since the bill requires the vendors to submit the affidavit, there should be no fiscal impact to the Purchasing Division for implementation. Additionally, there should be no additional costs to the Ethics Commission as long as there are a minimal amount of exemptions requested on an annual basis. Therefore, the passage of this bill will have no fiscal impact on the State of West Virginia.



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 Purchasing Division would not have the ability to determine relationships with all vendors doing business with the State without the required affidavit of compliance.
    
    Additionally, by having the Ethics Commission review any exemptions to this prohibitation, there may be some delay of awarding a contract pending a decision by the Ethics Commission.
    
    If the lowest bidder is disqualified due to this prohibition, the bid would go to the next bidder, which would increase the costs. The number of contracts that would be affected or the increase in costs is unknown.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Donna Lipscomb Spano
    Email Address: donna.m.lipscombspano@wv.gov