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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Griego
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2-1-06
HB
SHORT TITLE
NM PENITENTIARY WATER SYSTEM
APPRAISAL
SB 531
ANALYST Hadwiger
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$25.0 Non-Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
General Services Department (GSD)
Department of Corrections (DOC)
Department of Finance and Administration (DFA)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 531 appropriates $25 thousand from the general fund to the Property Control Divi-
sion (PCD) of the General Services Department (GSD) in FY07 to pay for an appraisal of the
water system at the penitentiary of New Mexico.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $25 thousand contained in this bill is a non-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
GSD indicated that GSD/PCD has been working with the Office of the State Engineer to verify
water rights, value of those rights, and recent usage at the facility. GSD noted that the PNM is
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in the Corrections/Onate Campus as identified in the Capitol Buildings Planning Commission
Master Plan for Santa Fe, which is currently being updated.
DOC was concerned that the bill does not provide any explanation as to why an appraisal is
needed or what course of action will be taken once the results of the appraisal are available.
ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
GSD did not anticipate any difficulty in managing this appropriation.
DH/mt