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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Rodella
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2-6-06
HB 676
SHORT TITLE
LA PETACA-AREA COMMON LANDS
INVENTORY
SB
ANALYST Hadwiger
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$100.0 Non-Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Department of Finance and Administration (DFA)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
House Bill 676 appropriates $100 thousand from the general fund to the Local Government Divi-
sion (LGD) of the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) in FY07 for Rio Arriba
county to inventory, survey and clear title to vacant unclaimed lands in the La Petaca area.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $100 thousand contained in this bill is a non-recurring expense to the gen-
eral fund. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of FY07 would revert
to the general fund.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
DFA indicated that the funds, if appropriated, will assist the La Petaca land grant area in collabo-
ration with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in conducting a survey and
clearing title of unclaimed lands in the village La Petaca. DFA added that La Petaca is a political
subdivision in Chapter 49 of the land grants. The village of La Petaca will conduct a feasibility
study of the area, surveying, accessing inventory and clearing titles in the area. The county is
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seeking information for the types of private and non-private areas of the land. The plan is to de-
velop a housing area for La Petaca. HUD will conduct and collaborate on the master plan for
this project. This land and housing will be made available to any member of La Petaca.
ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
DFA indicated LGD/DFA and La Petaca land grant will enter into a grant agreement for services
for Rio Arriba County to inventory, survey and clear title to vacant unclaimed lands in the La
Petaca area. Otherwise, Rio Arriba County would be the administrative contact, however cur-
rently La Petaca and Rio Arriba County do not have a working relationship for this project. The
project will be assigned to a project manager in the Community Development Bureau.
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