Date Requested: January 28, 2015
Time Requested: 02:48 PM
Agency: Natural Resources, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1971 Amendment HB2105
CBD Subject: Natural Resources


FUND(S):

3200

Sources of Revenue:

Special 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 transfer the regulatory authority of non-native cervid species to the Department of Agriculture. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has statutory authority to protect native wildlife and currently monitors the captive cervid industry in West Virginia. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources projects that if the bill becomes law, there will be a minimal financial impact upon the agency but additional funds to monitor and manage the captive cervid industry may be required from the State’s General Fund.
    
    



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


    Hunting and Fishing License revenue provides the bulk of the monitoring and operating revenue for the agency’s
    wildlife and law enforcement programs. Transfer of regulatory authority of non-native cervids would result in additional monies from the State’s General Fund. Until such time a MOU is finalized between the Department of Agriculture and the Division of Natural Resources the actual fiscal impacts of this legislation is unknown.
    
    
    
    
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Christopher Ryan
    Email Address: Christopher.W.Ryan@wv.gov