Date Requested: January 23, 2015
Time Requested: 10:11 AM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1804 Introduced HB2139
CBD Subject: Education (K12)


FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund N/A

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 restore expired provisions of Code that allow retired teachers to be employed as substitutes in areas of critical need and shortage for substitutes beyond the 140 day post retirement employment limit without having to take a reduction in retirement benefits. The bill adds additional features to improve monitoring of compliance with the provisions and encourage the long term posting of critical shortage positions.



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):


    There would be no additional cost to the State under the Public School Support Program as a result of this proposed legislation.
    
    County boards of education would incur an increase in costs due to the fact that a retiree substitute with several years of teaching experience would receive a higher rate of pay than a younger substitute teacher with less experience, but such additional costs cannot be estimated for the upcoming years, since the number of retiree substitutes in critical shortage areas varies from year to year.
    
    In addition, the Consolidated Public Retirement Board (CPRB) may incur a slight increased cost since the bill would allow certain retiree substitutes to work beyond the 140 days without having their retirement benefits reduced.
    
    An unintended side effect of this bill is that it could keep recently graduated teachers from being able to work as substitute teachers because of the continued employment of retirees beyond the 140 day limit.



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Brenda Freed
    Email Address: bfreed@k12.wv.us