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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Sanchez, B.
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1/24/05
HB
SHORT TITLE School Drug Demand Reduction Program
SB 154
ANALYST Peery
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$200.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Department of Military Affairs (DMA)
Public Education Department (PED)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 154 appropriates $200.0 from the general fund to the Department of Military Affairs
for the purpose of providing for a drug demand reduction program through the Civil Air Patrol
Cadet program for at-risk middle and high school students.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $200.0 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.
PED reports that the schools would receive the program, but not the funding due to the Depart-
ment of Military Affairs being the fiscal agent.
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SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
PED reports the program has been in six schools (five middle schools and one high school) in-
volving 215 students. PED states the additional funding would expand the program to include 7
more schools that would bring the number of students served to around 500.
PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS
PED reports current substance abuse prevention research does not identify the civil air patrol
program as an effective intervention for preventing substance use among adolescents. The de-
partment cites Prevention Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research Guide for
Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders, National Institute of Health/U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, October 2003.
PED states the impact of the program is determined by tracking grades and discipline referral
rates. PED reports at this time no data is available to determine the impact of the program.
ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
DMA reports the agency and the Civil Air Patrol are configured to administer the expansion of
the program.
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