Date Requested: February 03, 2015
Time Requested: 02:35 PM
Agency: Supreme Court of Appeals
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1877 Introduced HB2533
CBD Subject: Courts


FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    This bill increase the number of judges serving the 23rd Judicial Circuit consisting of Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties from five judges to six judges.



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 472,329 0 461,679
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):


    Salary & Benefits
    Circuit Judge – $164,743
    Secretary – $70,708.00
    Court Reporter – $76,569.00
    Law Clerk – $69,546.00
    Probation Officer – $70,893.00
    TOTAL – $452,459.00
    
    Non- recurring first year expenses
    Computer System $5,000 Computer, software, and printers
    Copier & Fax $1,100 Purchase of one copier/fax/printer
    Typewriter $800 Purchase of one typewriter for the secretary
    2 sets of Code $2,000 One set of the WV Code for the Judge and their clerk
    Other Equipment $1,000 Dictating and other
    Robes $750 One robe for each judge
    TOTAL – $10,650
    
    Recurring Expenses
    Travel $4,500 Probation Officer & Judge's staff
    Law Library updates $1,000 for 2 sets of code
    Conference Expense $2,000 2 Judicial Conference - travel expense
    Education Expense $1,000 Probation conference
    Cellular phone $720
    TOTAL – $9,220
    
    Total of all expenses– $472,329.00 (1st Year)
    Total for subsequent years: $461,679



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Tina A. Payne
    Email Address: tina.payne@courtswv.gov