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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Carraro
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1/25/06
HB
SHORT TITLE Educational Televisions in Rural School Buses
SB 114
ANALYST Aguilar
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$2,000.0 Nonrecurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT (dollars in thousands)
FY06
FY07
FY08 3 Year
Total Cost
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
Total
$8.0
$2.0
$12.0 Recurring General
Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Not Received From
Public Education Department (PED)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 114 appropriates $2 million from the general fund to the Public Education Depart-
ment for the purchase and installation of televisions and VCR-DVD players for educational pro-
gramming in rural school buses used on rural bus routes that are at least 30 miles one way.
The bill directs the department to promulgate rules guiding the type of educational programming
that may be shown on school buses.
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Senate Bill 114 Page 2
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
Issuing RFPs and managing the contract for the purchase and installation of the television
equipment as well as conducting and completing the rule making process to include public hear-
ings will require substantial resources within the agency.
Installing this type of equipment on a bus in a rural area may subject the equipment to harsh con-
ditions from rough roads. Maintenance costs are not included in the appropriation. These costs
are considered to be ongoing year to year.
The appropriation of $2 million contained in this bill is a nonrecurring expense to the general
fund. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2007 shall
revert to the general fund.
PA/yr