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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Feldman
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2/4/06
HB
SHORT TITLE NM Sentencing Commission Benefits & Salaries
SB 627
ANALYST Peery
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$80.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Response Received From
State Personnel Office (SPO)
No Response Received From
New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 627 appropriates $80.0 from the general fund to the New Mexico Sentencing Com-
mission for the purpose of employee benefits and salaries.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $80.0 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.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
SPO reports the University of New Mexico provides human resources administration to the New
Mexico Sentencing Commission. SPO reports they do not provide any human resource admini-
stration to the commission.
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The New Mexico Sentencing Commission in its FY07 budget request for base expansion of re-
search capabilities included a $23,700 increase in the University of New Mexico (UNM) contract
to provide a three percent cost-of-living increase for staff for FY05, FY06 and FY07. NMSC
reported in FY05 and FY06 it had to absorb the cost-of-living increases for staff who are UNM
employees due to the agency not receiving an appropriation increase.
The New Mexico Sentencing Commission has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with
UNM that states what is mutually agreed to by the parties. The MOU states that staff of the
NMSC will be paid as UNM employees. The MOU does not address cost-of-living or pay in-
creases for staff.
ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
The Memorandum of Understanding between the New Mexico Sentencing Commission and
University of New Mexico states the staff of the commission will be paid as UNM employees.
NMSC staff receives pay and benefits from UNM.
ALTERNATIVES
The Memorandum of Understanding could include cost-of-living or pay increases for staff of the
New Mexico Sentencing Commission.
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