Date Requested: February 18, 2015
Time Requested: 12:51 PM
Agency: State Police, West Virginia
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
3037 Introduced HB2806
CBD Subject: Crime


FUND(S):

0453

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.


    A fiscal note was not prepared due to the inability of the WV State Police to house such a registry at this time. Please see Memorandum section for details.



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


    The WVSP maintains the State Criminal Identification Bureau (CIB). All arrest information from all law enforcement; court dispositions; fingerprint submissions; sex offender registry; child abuse registry; concealed weapon permit registry, and bail bondsman registry is stored in a database within CIB. The system being utilized by the WVSP at the present time was developed “in house” during the late 1980s and implemented in the early 1990s. The WVSP has made numerous modifications to the system during the last 20 years; however, while the modifications and changes have ensured functionality, the system cannot “house” information due to new technology architecture and/or new security features. Due to new federal and state guidelines in record management, along with state-of-the-art advances in technology and the new security measures in place, the current system CIB uses has become obsolete.
    
    The WVSP has contacted vendors and other agencies that maintain a criminal history system comparable in size and volume to that of the WVSP and found that the cost to replace the current system would be approximately $5,000,000. Furthermore, with these types of systems, one can typically expect to pay 10% to 15% of the purchase price each year in maintenance costs — the WVSP would be paying $500,000 to $750,000 annually to maintain the new system.
    
    In lieu of contracting with a third-party vendor, four (4) full-time permanent technical expert-level employees (Programmer Analyst IV) should be hired to work as a team to develop and implement software for a modern statewide criminal history system as well as maintain the system and perform timely required modifications. Furthermore, the team of technical experts could adapt the statewide criminal history system to meet the needs of the WVSP and all other law enforcement organizations in the state. Additional funding for hardware, database software, and other incidental expenses is required at a cost of approximately $150,000 annually to maintain the system. The total annual cost to develop this system is $525,365 (includes salaries, benefits, and annual maintenance cost).
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Connie E Gundy
    Email Address: connie.e.gundy@wvsp.gov