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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Papen
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1/28/06
HB
SHORT TITLE NMSU J. Paul Taylor Center for Social Policy
SB 244
ANALYST Earp
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$400.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Duplicates Senate Bill 244
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Higher Education Department (HED)
New Mexico State University (NMSU)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 244 appropriates $400,000 from the general fund to the Board of Regents of New
Mexico State University to support the work of the J. Paul Taylor Center for Social Policy.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $400,000 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.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
This proposal was ranked as priority #8 of 9 special program expansion items submitted by
NMSU for review by the Higher Education Department (HED). However, HED did not include
this project among its fiscal year 2007 funding recommendations.
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ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
The administration of the Center will be handled completely within the existing structure of
NMSU. No significant additional administrative impact is anticipated.
CONFLICT, DUPLICATION, COMPANIONSHIP, RELATIONSHIP
House Bill 166 and Senate Bill 244 are duplicate measures.
OTHER SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES
NMSU states that the requested appropriation would support the creation and first three years of
operation of the J. Paul Taylor Center for Applied Social Policy and Public Interest Research.
The Center staff will provide funded and pro bono technical assistance and applied research of
importance to state and local juvenile justice agencies, professionals, local school districts, juve-
nile justice oriented public not-for-profit entities throughout the state and others sharing the vi-
sion and commitment of J. Paul Taylor in regard to social policy in general and youth policy in
particular. Specifically the center will: (1) identify and coordinate the expertise of faculty across
NMSU with the needs of those in the region and state confronting social policy and program di-
lemmas; (2) serve as clearinghouse for provision of information about best practices across the
nation; (3) provide applied research to assist in formulating and implementing data based and
theory driven public policy; (4) work with youth and family-serving organizations to develop
centralized sets of information that can be used to justify state, federal, and foundation funding;
(5) work with social policy organizations to identify, solicit, and receive funding for new pro-
gram and initiative development; and (6) create and disseminate cutting edge policy research.
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