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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Ruiz, H.
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2/07/06
2/12/06 HB 806/aHCPAC
SHORT TITLE Market and Advertise Santa Fe Area Golf
SB
ANALYST Earnest
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$150.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Sports Authority (SA)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of HCPAC Amendment
The House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee amendment broadens the scope of the ap-
propriation to promote golf in New Mexico, not just in the Santa Fe area.
Synopsis of Original Bill
House Bill 806 appropriates $150 thousand from the general fund to the New Mexico Sports Au-
thority to advertise and market golf in the Santa Fe area.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $150 thousand 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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House Bill 806/aHCPAC Page 2
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
The Sports Authority indicates that the appropriation would be used to contract with Santa Fe
Trails, a group comprising 10 golf courses in central New Mexico, to promote golf. It is not
clear whether it will be used to market golf in central NM to in-state or out-of-state travelers.
The Tourism Department devotes a significant portion of its marketing budget on NM golf pro-
motion, including one-fourth of its television advertising budget and sponsorship of golf tourna-
ments.
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