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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Altamirano
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2/05/06
HB
SHORT TITLE Santa Fe 19
th
Century Opera Simulcast
SB 664
ANALYST Earnest
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$75.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Senate Bill 664 duplicates House Bill 697 and Senate Bill 633 and relates to House Bill 690.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Tourism Department (TD)
Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 664 appropriates $75 thousand from the general fund to the Tourism Department to
fund a simulcast of the Santa Fe opera.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $75 thousand 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
The Tourism Department supports funding for a simulcast of the Santa Fe Opera and believes a
global simulcast in cities around the world will generate interest in the Santa Fe opera in New
Mexico, ultimately resulting in increased visitation to the state. However, TD indicates that the
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Santa Fe Opera has estimated that $150 thousand is needed for the project. The department does
not anticipate having any other funds to support the simulcast.
DCA reports that a similar event was held in Santa Fes Fort Marcy Park in the summer of 2005
with great attendance and success.
PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS
TD supports all legislation which promotes visitation to and within New Mexico. SB 633 may
attract additional in-state and out-of-state visitors to Santa Fe. Should the simulcast also be
broadcast in key worldwide tourism markets, increased visitation may be generated, a key per-
formance measure for TD.
CONFLICT, DUPLICATION, COMPANIONSHIP, RELATIONSHIP
Senate Bill 664 duplicates House Bill 697 and Senate Bill 633 and relates to House Bill 690.
ALTERNATIVES
DCA suggests that these funds could be made a part of the New Mexico Arts base budget and the
organizations could apply through the established grants procedure and New Mexico Arts fund-
ing guidelines.
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