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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Robinson
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2/4/06
HB
SHORT TITLE NMHU Athletic Program
SB 675
ANALYST Earp
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$100.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Relates to Appropriation in the General Appropriation Act
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Higher Education Department (HED)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 675 appropriates $100,000 from the general fund to the Board of Regents of New
Mexico Highlands University to support the athletics program.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $100,000 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. These funds would augment a recurring appropriation of approximately
$1,375,000 provided in the General Appropriation Act for this purpose.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
NMHU submitted athletic program base adjustment ($246,100) and expansion ($186,000) re-
quests to HED. However, these proposals were not included in the HED fiscal year 2007 fund-
ing recommendations to the Legislature.
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ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
NMHU administers the current state funding provided for intercollegiate athletics. No signifi-
cant additional impact is anticipated if this bill is enacted.
RELATIONSHIP
This bill is related to Senate Bill 601 which, among other NMHU items, appropriates $423,500
for the athletics program.
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