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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
1/30/06
HB
SHORT TITLE Pink Bollworm Control Program
SB 261
ANALYST Hoffmann
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$400.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Duplicates House Bill 265.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Department of Agriculture (NMDA)
Higher Education Department (HED)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 261 appropriates $400,000 from the general fund to the Board of Regents of New
Mexico State University for expenditure for the Department of Agriculture pursuant to the Pink
Bollworm Control Act (
Chapter 76, Article 6B, NMSA 1978)
.
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.
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SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Funding for this proposal was not included in the agricultural program request from New Mexico
State University. It was funded in fiscal year 2006 at the amount of $42,800 from Chapter 34,
Laws of 2005 (Senate Bill 190). The Legislative Finance Committee funding recommendation
included this amount as a component of a block-grant appropriation for special project expan-
sion.
This was not included in the Executive budget.
ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
According the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, there will be a minimum cost impact of
$20,000 to administer this program.
DUPLICATION
House Bill 265 is a duplicate of this bill.
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