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1. There is hereby established in the joint custody of the state comptroller and commissioner of taxation and finance a special fund to be known as the “New York state teen health education fund”.
2. Such fund shall consist of all revenues received by the department of taxation and finance, pursuant to the provisions of section six hundred thirty-c of the tax law and all other moneys appropriated thereto from any other fund or source pursuant to law. Nothing contained in this section 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 commissioner of education 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 health, chair of the assembly health 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. Moneys shall be payable from the fund on the audit and warrant of the comptroller on vouchers approved and certified by the commissioner of education.
4. The moneys in such fund shall be expended for the purpose of supplementing educational programs in schools for health and awareness of issues facing teens today when it comes to their health. Eligible health programs are those with an established curriculum providing instruction on alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention, the causes and problems associated with teen obesity, and for awareness of the symptoms of teen endometriosis.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New York Consolidated Laws, State Finance Law - STF § 99-u. New York state teen health education fund - last updated January 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/state-finance-law/stf-sect-99-u-nr2/
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