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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Nava
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
HB
SHORT TITLE
Family Resource Program Grants for Schools
SB 30
ANALYST Aguilar
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY08
FY09
$3,000.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Relates to Appropriation in the General Appropriation Act
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 30 appropriates $3 million from the general fund to the Public Education Department
for the purpose of awarding grants to support and increase the number of schools with family and
youth resource programs.
Senate Bill 30 provides for a rolling three year average to be used to determine continuing
eligibility for approved family and youth resources programs if annual eligibility were to fall
below the 80 percent threshold for free and reduced lunch eligibility.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $3 million contained in this bill is a recurring expense to the general fund.
Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert
to the general fund.
This bill provides for continuing appropriations. The LFC has concerns with including
continuing appropriation language in the statutory provisions, as earmarking reduces the ability
of the legislature to establish spending priorities.
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SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Testimony before LESC noted that schools historically falling right at the 80 percent free end
reduced limit are losing and gaining eligibility year to year as relatively small numbers of student
changes occur. This amendment appears to provide stability to programs over time.
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