Date Requested: February 20, 2015
Time Requested: 02:52 PM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1264 Introduced HB2855
CBD Subject: CRIMES


FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The WV Division of Corrections has no way to predict how many new offenders would be sentenced to death under this proposed legislation. The WVDOC does not currently control the infrastructure needed to perform executions and would have to:
    1. Obtain professional services, as no existing WVDOC staff have any significant experience or training in this process.
    2. Design and construct physical plant/buildings
    3. Obtain specialized equipment (lethal injection drugs are currently very hard to acquire according to national press reports)
    No accurate assessment of fiscal impacts is possible without more in depth research, but the WVDOC would estimate that the fiscal impact would be extreme.
    



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 WV Division of Corrections has no way to predict how many new offenders would be sentenced to death under this proposed legislation. The WVDOC does not currently control the infrastructure needed to perform executions and would have to:
    1. Obtain professional services, as no existing WVDOC staff have any significant experience or training in this process.
    2. Design and construct physical plant/buildings
    3. Obtain specialized equipment (lethal injection drugs are currently very hard to acquire according to national press reports)
    No accurate assessment of fiscal impacts is possible without more in depth research, but the WVDOC would estimate that the fiscal impact would be extreme.
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Loita Butcher
    Email Address: Loita.c.butcher@wv.gov