|Date Requested: February 06, 2015
Time Requested: 02:58 PM
Sources of Revenue:
Neither Program nor Fund
Fiscal Note Summary
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
It is expected that an amendment to WV Code 19-1C-5 relating to
reimbursement of travel expenses for Livestock Care Standards Board
members will have little, if any, impact on the cost of this
program. Board members' travel expenses are currently reimbursed
using the Department of Administration's Travel Management Office
guidelines, while the proposed legislation calls for reimbursement
under Department of Agriculture Travel Policy and Procedure. While
the Department of Agriculture's current travel guidelines allow for
a slightly higher mileage reimbursement rate, the agency's meal
reimbursement policy uses a fixed statewide amount which is less
than the GSA rate utilized by the Travel Management Office. The net
effect of these changes is a slightly lower overall travel expense
for board activities.
It should also be noted that this change will allow for board members' travel to be handled more consistently with other
Department of Agriculture travel reimbursements, which will allow
for greater processing and auditing efficiency, both under current
procedures as well as the forthcoming automated travel management system that is being implemented under the wvOASIS ERP system.
Fiscal Note Detail
|Effect of Proposal
|1. Estmated Total Cost
|Repairs and Alterations
|2. Estimated Total Revenues
Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
It is estimated that the passage of this legislation will have
little to no effect in the current fiscal year due to timing.
Beginning in FY 2016, use of the Department of Agriculture's Travel
Policy and Procedures to pay for the Livestock Care Standards Board
members will result in minimal cost savings of approximately $45 per
This estimate is based upon current board members participating in 5
meetings per year, being reimbursed at an increased mileage rate of
$0.51/mi. (as opposed to the Travel Management Office's $0.47/mi.)
and receiving a meal allowance. However, the single-day meal
reimbursement rate under the Travel Management Office guidelines is
75% of the standard GSA rate for West Virginia, currently $34.50
(based upon the standard rate of $46/day). Under the Department of
Agriculture's current rate, the cost per day would only be $24.00
($9 for lunch and $15 for dinner).
The decreased meal reimbursement rate offsets anticipated increase in mileage reimbursement and results in a total lower overall expense for board member travel.
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Alan Clemans, on behalf of Sandra Gillispie, CFO
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