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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Chavez
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2-4-06
HB 626
SHORT TITLE BERNALILLO COUNTY G.E.D. PROGRAMS
SB
ANALYST Hadwiger
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$75.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Public Education Department (PED)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
House Bill 626 appropriates $75 thousand from the general fund to the Local Government Divi-
sion (LGD) of the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) in FY07 for Bernalillo
County to provide general equivalency diploma (GED) programs.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $75 thousand contained in this bill is a recurring expense to the general
fund. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of FY07 would revert to
the general fund.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
PED noted that the money asked for in this bill would provide Bernalillo County with funds to
provide additional GED programs and workforce trainings for at-risk adults and high school
dropouts to gain skills needed for employment. It is estimated that approximately 100 people are
waiting to enter these programs.
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PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS
According to PED, if enacted, this bill should positively impact the PEDís performance meas-
ures that focus on student achievement.
CONFLICT, DUPLICATION, COMPANIONSHIP, RELATIONSHIP
HB 423 would appropriate $75 thousand for GED and Workforce Programs; SB 392 and SB 408
would each appropriate $60 thousand for GED and Workforce Programs.
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