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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Zanetti
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2-8-2006
HB 719
SHORT TITLE North Valley Trails System Study
SB
ANALYST Dearing
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$25.0 Non-Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Department of Finance & Administration (DFA)
New Mexico Energy, Materials, & Natural Resources (NMEMNR)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
House Bill 719 appropriates $25,000 from the general fund to the Department of Finance & Ad-
ministration for the purpose of conducting a study prior to the development of trail system in the
North Valley of Albuquerque.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $25,000 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.
Currently, there is no fiscal impact to the State Parks Division with this bill.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
There are several governmental and private entities involved in the trail system. There is an ad-
ditional multi-jurisdictional issue among the parties involved.
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State Parks has been involved in discussion with local authorities in Albuquerque, including the
City of Albuquerque, the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD), and the Mid-
Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) regarding the respective roles of these entities in any
publicly accessible trail system in the North Valley. State Parks is involved with, but is not in a
lead role in this project. In FY06, the Legislature provided $3 million in capital outlay funds to
EMNRD to assist in the extension of the Bosque Bike Trail in the Albuquerque area. EMNRD is
providing these funds to MRCOG for work on this project through a Joint Powers Agreement.
The funds requested by HB 719 would be indirectly related to this project, as they would be used
to examine trail opportunities beyond the main bike trail corridor, utilizing the peripheral levee
and ditch systems that currently exist in the North Valley.
PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS
The legislation will not greatly impact the Local Government Division.
ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
Administration of this legislation if passed is unknown. The City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo
County did not provide the Department of Finance & Administration with any information re-
garding this bill.
TECHNICAL ISSUES
There are no substantive technical issues regarding this legislation.
OTHER SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES
The property is owned by several governmental and private entities. Working out the property
issues, including liability are major issues.
WHAT WILL BE THE CONSEQUENCES OF NOT ENACTING THIS BILL
The consequences of not passing this bill would delay or postpone a study for a trails system in
the north valley.
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