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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Nava
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1/23/06
HB
SHORT TITLE Education Department Science & Math Division
SB 56
ANALYST Aguilar
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$424.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Duplicates House Bill 38
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Not Received From
Public Education Department (PED)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 56 creates a new Science and Mathematics Division within the Public Education De-
partment. The bill appropriates $424 thousand from the general fund to the Public Education
Department to establish the division.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $424 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.
PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS
The creation of a division of science and mathematics will assist the department meet the public
school support performance measure of regarding the percent of elementary and middle school
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students achieving the No Child Left Behind Act annual measurable objective for proficiency or
above on standards-based assessments.
ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
The anticipated responsibilities of this division are already being supported within the Instruc-
tional Support and Vocational Education Division. Creation of this division may duplicate ef-
forts already in place.
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