Date Requested: February 24, 2015
Time Requested: 01:43 PM
Agency: Homeland Security & Emergency Management
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
3135 Introduced HB2952
CBD Subject: Public Service Com.


FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


     The WV SIRN is the primary means of voice communications for most state public safety agencies including, Division of Homeland Security, WV State Police, WV DNR, WV Turnpike Authority, WV National Guard, WV Division of Corrections and Regional Jails, WV State Fire Marshal, WV DHHR, WV ABC, WV Dept of Agriculture as well as most county public safety agencies. In addition there are many federal, state and local agencies that use the system in various ways, to include bordering states which provide mutual aid to WV. Currently the system is funded by General Revenue through the DHHR that was used to build and maintain the current SIRN network as well as the Statewide Medical Command System and funds received from 911 fees by this agency that are specifically dedicated to the maintenance and continued build of the system. The system is not adequately funded with these two sources and needs dedicated special revenue source to sustain it for first responders across the state. This legislation transfers existing assets, resources and personnel from DHHR and creates a special revenue account dedicated solely to the SIRN system. The SIRN system has opperated under a Governor's Executive Order since inception.



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 SIRN is the primary means of voice communications for most state public safety agencies including, Division of Homeland Security, WV State Police, WV DNR, WV Turnpike Authority, WV National Guard, WV Division of Corrections and Regional Jails, WV State Fire Marshal, WV DHHR, WV ABC, WV Dept of Agriculture as well as most county public safety agencies. In addition there are many federal, state and local agencies that use the system in various ways, to include bordering states which provide mutual aid to WV. Currently the system is funded by General Revenue through the DHHR that was used to build and maintain the current SIRN network as well as the Statewide Medical Command System and funds received from 911 fees by this agency that are specifically dedicated to the maintenance and continued build of the system. The system is not adequately funded with these two sources and needs dedicated special revenue source to sustain it for first responders across the state. This legislation transfers existing assets, resources and personnel from DHHR and creates a special revenue account dedicated solely to the SIRN system.
    
    HB 2932 Would eliminate the funds DHSEM receiveds from 911 Fees transfers them to the State Police. This would also cause any potential matching funds that may become available to be lost to maintain the system.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Jimmy Gianato
    Email Address: jimmy.j.gianato@wv.gov