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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Powdrell-Culbert
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1/21/06
HB 93
SHORT TITLE Commission on Women Teamworks Job Training
SB
ANALYST Lewis
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
190.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women (NMCSW)
Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD)
Human Services Department (HSD)
SUMMARY
FOR THE COURTS, CORRECTIONS AND JUSTICE COMMITTEE
Synopsis of Bill
House Bill 93 appropriates $190,000 from the general fund to the Commission on the Status of
Women for programs for clients at the Camino Nuevo facility, including:
1)
$100,000 for the Teamworks Program for job training and work release; and
2)
$90,000 for reentry, resource and referral services.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $190,000 contained in this bill is a recurring expense to the general fund.
Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2007 shall revert
to the general fund.
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SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
According to the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women (NMCSW), TeamWorks is
well equipped to provide/coordinate vocational training (Life Skills/Computer Skills) services to
and with Level I and II women referred from Camino Nuevo. Additionally, the current Team-
Works Director has an extended history of working for and in NMCD as an educator, therapist
and administrator.
TeamWorks currently serves women who are heads of single-family households who have evi-
denced a gamut of needs that parallel those of women in the prison system. As such, they spe-
cialize in assessing and addressing the needs of an at-risk population. To that end, TeamWorks
personnel serve not only as instructors/case managers, but also as coordinators of services to as-
sist women to overcome barriers by attaining skills/support/resources to enter or re-enter the
workplace.
According to the Human Services Department (HSD), this appropriation is not supported by the
executive or LFC budget recommendations. [Note: Although TeamWorks is included in the ex-
ecutive budget, it is only as a workforce development program for adult women, as part of the
federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant program. HSD notes that
women at the Camino Nuevo facility are not eligible to receive services under TANF.]
ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
HSD has been asked by CSW to participate in planning meetings to help evaluate participant
supportive resources for potential participants in this project.
WHAT WILL BE THE CONSEQUENCES OF NOT ENACTING THIS BILL
Continued lack of training for women and girls attempting to go into the work force when re-
leased.
ML/yr