Date Requested: February 12, 2015
Time Requested: 09:05 AM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2071 Introduced HB2632
CBD Subject: Education (K12)


FUND(S):



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 exempt the procurement of instructional materials, digital content resources, instructional technology, hardware, software, telecommunications and technical services for use in and in support of public schools from the division of purchasing requirements. The bill removes outdated language and updating name of state technology plan. The bill requires the State Board of Education to define "equitable distribution." The bill requires certain technology tools to adhere to state contract prices. The bill adds personalized learning as potential student use for technology. The bill provides for technology system specialists. The bill removes expired transitional funding language and references to the twenty-first century.



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):


    If we are made exempt from the Purchasing Division, we would need to become proficient at the services they provide and have staff to complete the tasks. These tasks include having a legal source familiar with procurement to review and prepare information for submission to the Attorney General’s office and staff to respond to bid questions, protests, advertising of bid opportunities, etc. However, the staffing will occur using existing employees, thus adding no cost.



Memorandum


    



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