Date Requested: January 23, 2015
Time Requested: 12:58 PM
Agency: Motor Vehicles, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2466 Introduced SB293
CBD Subject: Motor Vehicles


FUND(S):

Road Fund

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.


    Vehicle Registrations/Documents
     Quantity Increase Total
    
    Certification of Record 15,000 $ 2.00 $ 30,000
    Vehicle Record 5,000 $ 6.00 $ 30,000
    Title Document Fee 814,016 $16.00 $13,024,256
     (Includes duplicate &
     Instant print titles)
    Registration Transfer 201,718 $ 1.00 $ 201,718
    Cosmetic Damage Titles 14,849 $16.00 $ 237,584
     and Reconstructed Titles
    Salvage Title 21,300 $ 6.00 $ 127,800
    Lien Recording Fee 331,021 $ 8.00 $ 2,656,168
    Class A Registrations
     Up to 4,001 lbs. 965,180 $10.00 $ 9,651,800
     4,001-8,000 lbs. 688,924 $30.00 $20,667,720
    Duplicate Registration 38,471 $10.00 $ 384,710
    Duplicate Plate/Decal 13,595 $10.00 $ 135,950
    
    Driver’s License Documents
     Quantity Increase Total
    Driver’s License/yr
     (8 year period) 199,010 $32.00 $6,368,320
     (Includes GDL 3’s)
    Identification Cards 23,000 $4.00 $ 92,000
    Duplicate Dr License 100,000 $10.00 $ 1,000,000
    Driving Record 500,000 $ 5.00 $ 2,500,000
    



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 57,108,026 57,108,026 57,108,026


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


    The purpose of this bill is to increase fees for certain services and documents issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles as indicated below:
    
    • Increase the fee for Certification of Records from $1 to $3 per record. The Division produces approximately 15,000 certified records each fiscal year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue to be deposited into the State Road Fund by $30,000.
    
    • Increase the fee for vehicle records from $1 to $7 per record. The Division produces approximately 5,000 vehicle records each fiscal year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $30,000.
    
    • Increase title document fees from $5 to $21. The Division generates approximately 814,016 titles (duplicate and instant print titles included) each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $13,024,256.
    
    • Increase the vehicle registration transfer fee from $5 to $6. The Division issues approximately 201,708 transfers each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $201,718.
    
    • Increase the fee for cosmetic and reconstructed vehicle titles from $5 to $21. The Division issues approximately 1,000 cosmetic damaged vehicle titles each fiscal year. Increasing the fee will increase the revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $237,584.
    •
    Increase the fee for salvage vehicle titles from $15 to $21. The Division issues approximately 21,300 salvage vehicle titles each year. Increasing the fee will increase the revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $127,800.
    
    • Increase the fee to add or release a lien from $5 to $13. The Division adds or releases approximately 332,021 liens each year. Increasing this fee will increase the revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $2,656,168.
    
    
    • Increase the registration fee for class A passenger vehicles weighing less than 4,0001 pounds from $28.50 to $38.50. The Division renews approximately 956,180 of these Class A registrations each year. Increasing this fee will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $7,651,800.
    
    • Increase the registration fee for Class A passenger vehicles weighing between 4,001 and 8,000 pounds. The Division renews approximately 688,924 of these Class A registrations each year. Increasing the fee will increase the revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $20,667.720.
    
    • Increase the duplicate registration fee from $5 to $15. The Division issues approximately 38,471 duplicate registrations each year. Increasing the fee will increase the revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $384,710.
    
    • Increase the fee for issuing duplicate license plates or decals from $5 to $15. The Division issues approximately 13,595 duplicate license plates and decals each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $135,950.
    
    • Increase the fee for a Class E or standard driver’s license from $2.50 to $6.50 per year (GDL Level 3 licenses included). Each year, the Division issues approximately 318,416 driver’s licenses. Increasing the fee will generate an additional $6,368,320 per year deposited into the State Road Fund . This is based on a $4.00 increase per year, making the total increase $32, as the licenses will be renewed every eight years. Because the Division is changing to an eight year renewal cycle, it is estimated that 62.5% of the current 318,416 would be issued each year, or 199,010 per year.
    
    • Increase the fee for identification cards from $2.50 to $6.50 per year. Each year the Division issues approximately 23,000 identification cards. Increasing the fee will generate an additional $92,000 per year deposited into the State Road Fund.
    
    • Increase the fee for a duplicate driver’s license from $5 to $15. Each year the Division issues approximately 100,000 duplicate driver’s licenses. Increasing the fee will increase the revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $1,000,000.
    
    • Increase the fee for a driving record from $5 to $10. The Division issues approximately 500,000 driving records each year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $2,500,000.
    



Memorandum


    



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