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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Balderas
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2/8/06
HB 717
SHORT TITLE Mora Land Grant Historical Research
SB
ANALYST Medina
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$50.0 Non-Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Relates to House Bill 67 and Senate Bill 164
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
State Commission of Public Records (SCPR)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
House Bill 717 appropriates $50.0 from the general fund to the State Commission of Public Re-
cords for the State Historian to perform historical research related to the Mora Land Grant.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $50.0 contained in this bill is a non-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
According to the State Commission of Public Records (SCPR), considerable information regard-
ing the Mora Land Grant is already available. The agency contends that it would need more di-
rection on the intent or purpose of what the bill requires of them before any research contracts
could be negotiated.
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ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
The agency contends that given existing job responsibilities, the State Historian would not have
the time to conduct this research and the research would need to be conducted by a contractor.
RELATIONSHIP
House Bill 67 appropriates $35.0 and Senate Bill 164 appropriates $40.0 from the general fund
to the State Commission of Public Records for the purpose of continuing a survey of state-owned
property located within the former common lands of community land grants, to research the
chain of title of those properties, and to provide the Legislature with an estimate of the cost of
completing the research project.
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