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New York Consolidated Laws, State Finance Law - STF § 92-w. Missing and exploited children clearinghouse fund

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1. A special fund to be known as the “missing and exploited children clearinghouse fund” is hereby established in the custody of the state comptroller and the commissioner of taxation and finance.

2. The fund shall consist of all monies transferred to such fund pursuant to law, all monies required by any provision of law to be paid into or credited to the fund, all moneys from gifts pursuant to section six hundred twenty-eight of the tax law and any interest earnings which may accrue from the investment of monies in the fund.  Nothing contained herein shall prevent the state from receiving grants, gifts or bequests for the purposes of the fund as defined in this section and depositing them into the fund according to law.

2-a. On or before the first day of February each year, the director of the division of criminal justice services shall provide a written report to the temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, chair of the senate finance committee, chair of the assembly ways and means committee, chair of the senate committee on codes, chair of the assembly codes committee, the state comptroller and the public.  Such report shall include how the monies of the fund were utilized during the preceding calendar year, and shall include:

(i) the amount of money dispersed from the fund and the award process used for such disbursements;

(ii) recipients of awards from the fund;

(iii) the amount awarded to each;

(iv) the purposes for which such awards were granted;  and

(v) a summary financial plan for such monies which shall include estimates of all receipts and all disbursements for the current and succeeding fiscal years, along with the actual results from the prior fiscal year.

3. Monies of the fund, when allocated, shall be available to the division of criminal justice services for the enhancement of public information and prevention education efforts including production of print, video and radio advertising materials, brochures, pamphlets and outdoor advertising, or for any other activity or purpose that will aid in the prevention of the exploitation of children or in the recovery of missing and exploited children, as deemed necessary by the missing and exploited children clearinghouse created pursuant to section eight hundred thirty-seven-f of the executive law.

4. Monies shall be payable from the fund on the audit and warrant of the comptroller on vouchers approved and certified by the director of the division of criminal justice services.

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