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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
2-3-06
HB
SHORT TITLE BERNALILLO COMPUTER CLUBHOUSES
SB 351
ANALYST Hadwiger
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$100.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Relates to HB323.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Department of Finance and Administration (DFA)
Public Education Department (PED)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 351 appropriates $100 thousand from the general fund to the Local Government Di-
vision (LGD) of the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) in FY07 for staffing and
operational expenses for computer clubhouses in Bernalillo County.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $100 thousand contained in this bill is a recurring expense to the general
fund. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of FY07 would revert to
the general fund.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
DFA explained that, in 1999, Intel, the National Museum of Science in Boston Massachusetts,
and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT) funded and established approximately 100
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Computer Clubhouses world wide. The intent of the clubhouses was to bridge the technology
gap in low income minority areas and to provide services to children from age six to nineteen.
These organizations partnered with community based organizations--Youth Development Incor-
porated etc.-- to deliver services providing computer skills and literacy skills and have estab-
lished approximately six centers statewide. In 2003, funding provided by Intel, MIT and the Na-
tional Museum of Science was terminated. This was stipulated in the agreement with each
community based organization. The agreement stated that after five years the Computer Club-
houses would have to fund staffing and operating costs on there own. Since this time, 90 per-
cent of the funding has come from legislative appropriations and 10 percent from private founda-
tions. Intel and the other partners continue to provide technical support to the Computer Club-
houses.
DFA noted that the number of children serviced by each Computer Clubhouse varies; however
the number of children served in Bernalillo County is about 250 to 500 per year.
CONFLICT, DUPLICATION, COMPANIONSHIP, RELATIONSHIP
Relates to HB323, which appropriates $900 thousand for computer clubhouses in Bernalillo,
Dona Ana, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties.
DH/yr