Date Requested: January 16, 2015
Time Requested: 10:31 AM
Agency: Natural Resources, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1690 Introduced SB92
CBD Subject: Natural Resources


FUND(S):

0265

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.


    A Bill to amend and reenact Chapter 20-7-1a and 20-7-1c of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to providing an increase in compensation for natural resources police officers.
    
    FUNDING IS REQUESTED TO BE FROM GENERAL REVENUE
    
    Listed below are estimates for Salary and Employee Benefits funding increase amounts required for FY 2016 in excess of the current FY 2015 amount if legislation is passed. Estimates are based upon current staffing levels.
    
    FY 2016
    
    Salaries Increased Per Year $484,728.00
    Employee Benefits @ 42.327% 205,170.82
    
    Total Salary Increase FY 2016 $689,898.82
    
    Longevity Increase Per Year $310,400.00
    Employee Benefits @ 42.327% 131,383.01
    
    Total Longevity Increase FY 2016 $441,783.01
    
    Total Salary and Longevity FY 2016 $1,131,681.83
    
    
    Listed below are estimates for Salary and Employee Benefits funding increase amounts required for FY 2017 in excess of the current FY 2015 amount if legislation is passed. Estimates are based upon current staffing levels.
    
    FY 2017
    
    Salaries Increase Per Year $518,388.00
    Employee Benefits @ 42.327% 219,418.09
    
    Total Salary Increase FY 2017 $737,806.09
    
    
    Longevity Increase Per Year $634.600.00
    Employee Benefits @ 42.327% 268.607.14
    
    Total Longevity Increase FY 2017 $903.207.14
    
    Total Salary and Longevity FY 2017 $1,641,013.23
    
    
    Annual additional costs over and above the current Fiscal Year 2015 if this legislation is passed are as follows:
    
    FY2016 $1,131,681.83
    FY2017 $1,641,013.23
    
    Additional annual appropriation of longevity costs would be necessary because increases in longevity pay continue as officers attain additional year of service.
    
    



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 1,131,682 1,641,013
Personal Services 0 1,131,682 1,641,013
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):


    A Bill to amend and reenact Chapter 20-7-1a and 20-7-1c of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to providing an increase in compensation for natural resources police officers.
    
    FUNDING IS REQUESTED TO BE FROM GENERAL REVENUE
    
    Listed below are estimates for Salary and Employee Benefits funding increase amounts required for FY 2016 in excess of the current FY 2015 amount if legislation is passed. Estimates are based upon current staffing levels.
    
    FY 2016
    
    Salaries Increased Per Year $484,728.00
    Employee Benefits @ 42.327% 205,170.82
    
    Total Salary Increase FY 2016 $689,898.82
    
    Longevity Increase Per Year $310,400.00
    Employee Benefits @ 42.327% 131,383.01
    
    Total Longevity Increase FY 2016 $441,783.01
    
    Total Salary and Longevity FY 2016 $1,131,681.83
    
    Listed below are estimates for Salary and Employee Benefits funding increase amounts required for FY 2017 in excess of the current FY 2015 amount if legislation is passed. Estimates are based upon current staffing levels.
    
    FY 2017
    
    Salaries Increase Per Year $518,388.00
    Employee Benefits @ 42.327% 219,418.09
    
    Total Salary Increase FY 2017 $737,806.09
    
    
    Longevity Increase Per Year $634,600.00
    Employee Benefits @ 42.327% 268,607.14
    
    Total Longevity Increase FY 2017 $903,207.14
    
    Total Salary and Longevity FY 2017 $1,641,013.23
    
    
    Annual additional costs over and above the current Fiscal Year 2015 if this legislation is passed are as follows:
    
    FY2016 $1,131,681.83
    FY2017 $1,641,013.23
    
    Additional annual appropriation of longevity costs would be necessary because increases in longevity pay continue as officers attain additional year of service.
    
    
    



Memorandum


    Calculations are based upon current staffing levels, officer rank and years of service.
    
    FUNDING IS REQUESTED TO BE FROM GENERAL REVENUE
    
    For additional information concerning this fiscal note, please contact:
    
    Colonel Jerry B. Jenkins, Chief
    DNR Law Enforcement
    324 Fourth Avenue
    South Charleston WV 25303-1228
    Office Phone: 304-558-2784
    Cell: 304-389-5056
    Fax: 304-558-1170
    Email: Jerry.B.Jenkins@wv.gov
    
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Jerry Jenkins
    Email Address: Jerry.B.Jenkins@wv.gov