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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Salazar
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1-30-06
2-13-06 HB 346
SHORT TITLE Support of Native American Cultural Performances SB
ANALYST Segura
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$100.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Duplicates Senate Bill 373
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)
SUMMARY
House Bill 346 appropriates $100.0 to DCA to fund traditional and contemporary Native Ameri-
can performances in Santa Fe and provide opportunities for statewide participation to educate
schoolchildren.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
House Bill 346 appropriates $100.0 from the general fund and is recurring. Any unexpended or
unencumbered balance remaining at the end of FY07 shall revert to the general fund.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
House Bill 346 would provide funding to support arts and cultural disciplines, art, dance, drama
and music and literacy. This legislation will also support and encourage new performing arts tal-
ent from the Native American community.
PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS
The arts make unique contributions to education, culture and society. Students, teachers, parents
and community members would benefit from a Native American arts, culture and education pro-
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gram that would support recognition and celebration or the diversity of culture in New Mexico.
House Bill 346 duplicates Senate Bill 373.
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