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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Garcia, M. H.
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2/3/06
2/6/06 HB 528
SHORT TITLE Doņa Ana County Homeless Children Programs
SB
ANALYST Hoffmann
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$300.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Duplicates Senate Bill 484.
Relates to House Bill 119.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Human Services Department (HSD)
Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD)
Health Policy Commission (HPC)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
House Bill 528 appropriates $300,000 from the general fund to the Children, Youth and Families
Department to provide programs for homeless children in Doņa Ana County.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $300,000 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
This proposal was not included in the department’s budget request and is not part of the Execu-
tive recommendation.
The bill does not specify the nature and type of programs to be funded through the appropriation.
According to the Children, Youth and Families Department, the New Mexico Coalition for
Homeless has estimated that there are 17,000 homeless individuals in the state. The estimate in-
cludes 3,400 of these that are children. A family not able to adequately meet the children’s basic
needs maybe reported to CYFD for neglect.
PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS
None.
ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
None.
CONFLICT, DUPLICATION, COMPANIONSHIP, RELATIONSHIP
House Bill 119 appropriates $500,000 to CYFD for homeless services statewide.
Senate Bill 484 is a duplicate of this bill.
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