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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Kernan
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2-10-06
HB
SHORT TITLE Interactive Fine Arts Outreach Program
SB 682
ANALYST Segura
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$425.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Public Education Department (PED)
No Response Received From
Cultural Affairs Department (DCA)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 682 appropriates $425.0 from the general fund to Cultural Affairs Department (DCA)
to develop and implement a statewide interactive fine arts outreach program through the Mu-
seum of Fine Arts.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
Senate Bill 682 appropriates $425.0 from the general fund and is recurring. Any unexpended or
unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2007 shall revert.
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SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
According to PED, this legislation would allow the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) to
reach citizens living in all areas of the state. There are over 20,000 objects in the MFA collec-
tion; they include paintings, drawings and sculptures. This is a digitization project that would
include photographs of objects and written discussion to enhance the viewing of the objects.
Computer technology allows pieces that are in storage to be enjoyed and all pieces chosen can be
compared with one another, side by side, without physically going from gallery to gallery.
This legislation is an educational outreach program based upon learning through the arts.
ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
The Cultural Affairs Department would administer the program and monitor the funding.
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