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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Nunez
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2/1/06
HB 471
SHORT TITLE Agricultural Product Marketing Clearinghouse
SB
ANALYST Earp
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$675.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Duplicates Senate Bill 172
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Higher Education Department (HED)
New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
House Bill 471 appropriates $675,000 from the general fund to the Board of Regents of New
Mexico State University (NMSU) for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) to
develop and operate an export marketing and clearinghouse program for New Mexico agricul-
tural products.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $675,000 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.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
This proposal was not included among the special program funding requests submitted by the
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New Mexico State University to the Higher Education Department (HED) for review. Conse-
quently, this proposal has not been included in the HED fiscal year 2007 funding recommenda-
tions to the Legislature.
CONFLICT, DUPLICATION, COMPANIONSHIP, RELATIONSHIP
House Bill 471 and Senate Bill 172 are duplicate measures.
OTHER SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES
NMDA reports that:
1.
NMDA maintains an international trade program which develops export markets for live-
stock, food, and agricultural products.
2.
NMDA routinely conducts international trade activities including trade shows, trade mis-
sions, in-bound buying missions, reverse trade missions, table top show case, seminars,
market entry services and identification of markets, trade barriers, and constraints.
3.
NMDA is a charter member of the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association.
HED states that, if this proposal is funded, NMSU shall submit a plan for program evaluation,
including specific program goals and criteria for assessing program effectiveness to the Legisla-
tive Finance Committee (LFC) and the NMHED by August 1, 2006. The institution shall also
submit a program evaluation to the LFC and the NMHED by June 30, 2009, detailing the bene-
fits to the State of New Mexico from having this program implemented for a three-year period.
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