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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Balderas
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1/28/06
HB 280
SHORT TITLE Pilot Program for At-risk Hispanic Teens
SB
ANALYST Hoffmann
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$1,000.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Duplicates SB 406.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD)
New Mexico Department of Education (NMDE)
New Mexico Department of Higher Education (NMHE)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
House Bill 280 appropriates $1,000,000 from the general fund to the Board of Regents of New
Mexico Highlands University for the purposes of training teachers, student leadership develop-
ment and family education programs for at-risk Hispanic teens.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $1,000,000 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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House Bill 280 Page 2
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
This request was not in the list of projects submitted by New Mexico Highlands University to the
Higher Education Department. It was not reviewed by the Higher Education Department or rec-
ommended in their budget request.
DUPLICATION
Senate Bill 406 is a duplicate of this bill.
OTHER SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES
According the Higher Education Department, it is unclear how this program differs from other
New Mexico programs that are intended to prepare students for college and how it would serve
additional students who are in need of support and academic intervention. New Mexico college
preparation programs include: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Pro-
grams (GEAR-UP), Engaging Latino Communities for Education (ENLACE), New Mexico
Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (NM MESA), Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and
Aerospace Academy (SEMAA).
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