Date Requested: May 10, 2017
Time Requested: 03:14 PM
Agency: Motor Vehicles, WV Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
4006 Introduced HB102
CBD Subject: Governor -- Bills Requested By


FUND(S):

Road Fund

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

Increases Revenue From Existing Sources



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The purpose of this bill is to increase the State Road Fund by increasing
    Division of Motor Vehicle administrative fees and motor fuel excise taxes,
    including titling, registration, driver licensing, identification card issuance
    and abstract fees. Every five years, the DMV fees will increase based on the
    U.S. Department of Labor Consumer Price Index. This bill increases the flat rate
    component of the motor fuel excise tax from 20.5 cents to 30.5 cents per invoice
    gallon of motor fuel and upon each gallon equivalent of alternative fuel. This
    bill also increases the minimum average wholesale sales price of motor fuel from
    $2.34 to $3.04. All changes are effective July 1, 2017.
    • Increase the fee for Certification of Records from $1 to $1.50 per
    record. The Division produces approximately 1,500 certified records each fiscal
    year. Increasing the fee will increase revenue to be deposited into the State
    Road Fund by $7,500.
    
    • Increase the fee for vehicle records from $1 to $1.50 per record. The
    Division produces approximately 5,000 vehicle records each fiscal year.
    Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by
    $2,500.
    
    • Increase title document fees from $5 to $10.00. The Division generates
    approximately 605,198 titles (instant print titles included) each year.
    Increasing the fee will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by
    $3,025,990.
    
    • Increase the vehicle registration transfer fee from $5 to $10.00. The
    Division issues approximately 188,673 transfers each year. Increasing the fee
    will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $943,365.
    
    • Increase the fee for salvage and cosmetic total loss vehicle titles from
    $15 to $22.50. The Division issues approximately 25,034 salvage vehicle titles
    each year. Increasing the fee will increase the revenue deposited into the State
    Road Fund by $187,755.
    • Increase the fee for reconstructed vehicle titles from $5 to $10. The
    Division issues approximately 14,777 reconstructed vehicle titles each year.
    Increasing the fee will increase the revenue deposited into the State Road Fund
    by $73,885.
    
    • Increase the fee to add or remove a lien from $5 to $10. The Division
    processes approximately 371,375 liens each year. Increasing this fee will
    increase the revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $1,856,875.
    
    • Increase the registration fee for class ‘A’ passenger vehicles from
    $28.50 to $50. The Division renews approximately 1,316,489 of these Class A
    registrations each year. Increasing this fee will increase revenue deposited
    into the State Road Fund by $28,304,514.
    
    • Increase the duplicate registrations, license plates, and decals fee from
    $5 to $10. The Division issues approximately 57,710 duplicate registrations or
    plates each year. Increasing the fee will increase the revenue deposited into
    the State Road Fund by $288,550.
    
    • Increase title duplicate fees from $5 to $10. The Division generates
    approximately 39,475 duplicate titles each year. Increasing the fee will
    increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $197,375.
    
    • Increase the fee for identification cards from $2.50 to $5 per year.
    Each year the Division issues approximately 18,747 identification cards.
    Increasing the fee will generate an additional $234,338 per year deposited into
    the State Road Fund.
    
    • Increase the fee for taking the knowledge test for a driver’s license
    from $5 to $7.50 per attempt. Each year the Division issues 91,359 tests.
    Increasing the fee will generate an additional $228,398.
    
    • Increase the fee for taking the skills test for a driver’s license from
    $5 to $7.50 per attempt. Each year the Division issues 26,874 tests. Increasing
    the fee will generate an additional $67,185.
    
    • Increase the fee for instruction permits and level 2 driver’s license
    from $5 to $7.50. Each year the Division issues approximately 51,407 instruction
    permits and licenses. Increasing the fee will generate an additional $128,518.
    
    • Increase the fee for a Class ‘E’ or standard driver’s license and level 3
    driver’s license from $2.50 to $5 per year. Each year the Division issues
    approximately 261,449 licenses per year. Increasing the fee will generate an
    additional $3,268,113.
    
    • Increase the fee for a duplicate driver’s license from $5 to $7.50. Each
    year the Division issues approximately 80,135 duplicate driver’s licenses.
    Increasing the fee will increase the revenue deposited into the State Road Fund
    by $200,338.
    
    • Increase the fee for a driving record from $5 to $7.50. The Division
    issues approximately 494,962 driving records each year. Increasing the fee will
    increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $1,237,405.
    
    • Increase the docket fee for a hearing request from $10 to $15. The
    Division issues approximately 2,000 driving records each year. Increasing the
    fee will increase revenue deposited into the DMV Fees Fund by $10,000.
    
    • Increase the registration fee for class ‘A’ passenger vehicles using
    hydrogen, and natural gas from $28.50 to $200. The Division renews approximately
    88 of these Class A registrations each year. Increasing this fee will increase
    revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $15,092.
    
    • Increase the registration fee for class ‘A’ passenger vehicles using
    combined electric and petrochemical fuel from $28.50 to $100. The Division renews
    approximately 2014 of these Class A registrations each year. Increasing this fee
    will increase revenue deposited into the State Road Fund by $144,001.
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2017
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2018
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 40,421,694 40,421,694 40,421,694


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    Documents Quantity Increase Total
    
    Certification of Record 15,000 $0.50 $7,500
    
    Registration
    Information Request 5,000 $0.50 $2,500
    
    Title Fee 605,198 $5.00 $3,025,990
    
    Transfer Fee 188,673 $5.00 $943,365
    
    Cosmetic Total Loss
    and Salvage Certificate 25,034 $7.50 $187,755
    
    Branded Titles 14,777 $5.00 $73,885
    
    Lien Record/Release Fee 371,375 $5.00 $1,856,875
    
    Class A Registrations 1,316,489 $21.50 $28,304,514
    
    Duplicate Registrations
    and Plates 57,710 $5.00 $288,550
    
    Duplicate Titles 39,475 $5.00 $197,375
    
    ID Cards (per year) 18,747 $2.50 $234,338
    
    Knowledge Test (per attempt) 91,359 $2.50 $228,398
    
    Road Skills Test (per attempt) 26,874 $2.50 $67,185
    
    Level 2 GDL and
    Instruction Permits 51,407 $2.50 $128,518
    
    Class E Driver's License
    and Level 3 GDL (per year) 261,449 $2.50 $3,268,113
    
    Duplicate Driver's
    License or Permits 80,135 $2.50 $200,338
    
    Docket Fee 2,000 $5.00 $10,000
    
    Certified Driving Record 494,962 $2.50 $1,237,405
    
    Hydrogen and Natural
    Gas Vehicles 88 $171.50 $15,092
    
    Combined Electric
    and Petrochemical Vehicles 2014 $71.50 $144,001
    
    
     Grand Total $40,421,694
    



Memorandum


    Please identify any areas of vagueness, technical defects, reasons a bill would
    not have a fiscal impact, and/or any special issues not captured elsewhere on
    this form.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Raeann Kriner
    Email Address: raeann.k.kriner@wv.gov