senate Bill S1730

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires domestic violence awareness in a school curriculum and establishes a domestic violence awareness trust fund

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Apr 16, 2013 defeated in education
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Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

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S1730 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L; amd §§14-a & 15, Dom Rel L; amd §4139, Pub Health L; add §81, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1871
2009-2010: S5187

S1730 - Bill Texts

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Requires domestic violence awareness in school curriculums and further increases the fees charged for the issuance of a marriage license and filing of certificates of dissolution of marriage for the purposes of establishing a domestic violence awareness trust fund for the maintenance of domestic violence programs.

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BILL NUMBER:S1730

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to requiring domestic violence
awareness in the curriculum; and to amend the domestic relations law, the
public health law and the state finance law, in relation to increasing
fees charged for the issuance of a marriage license and filing of
certificates of dissolution of marriage for the purposes of establishing
and maintaining domestic violence programs

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To create a fund that will be used for a domestic violence awareness
program in health courses.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 804-e
to read as follows:

Section 804-e. Domestic violence awareness.

1. ALL SCHOOLS SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO INCLUDE INSTRUCTION WITH
REGARDS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS.

2. INSTRUCTION REGARDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS SHALL BE INCLUDED
IN THE HEALTH EDUCATION PROVIDED FOR ALL PUPILS AND SHALL BE TAUGHT
BY TEACHERS HOLDING A CERTIFICATE TO TEACH HEALTH. SUCH INSTRUCTION
SHALL BE DESIGNED ACCORDING TO TEE NEEDS AND ABILITIES OF THE PUPILS
AT SUCCESSIVE GRADE LEVELS WITH THE PURPOSE: OF DEVELOPING AWARENESS
OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ISSUES AND PROMOTING KNOWLEDGE OF PREVENTION,
IDENTIFICATION AND SCREENING PROTECTIONS PROVIDED BY STATEWIDE AND
COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS.

3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO

ESTABLISH A CURRICULUM FOR INSTRUCTION REGARDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
AWARENESS TO BE AVAILABLE IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS. THE CONTENTS MAY BE
VARIED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF PARTICULAR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, OR PORTIONS
THEREOF, AND NEED NOT BE UNIFORM THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

4. SCHOOL AUTHORITIES SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE THE NEEDED
FACILITIES, TIME, AND PLACE FOR THE INSTRUCTION SET FORTH IN THIS
SECTION AND TO PROVIDE LEARNING AIDS AND CURRICULUM RESOURCE
MATERIALS WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHODS AND LEARNING
IN HEALTH EDUCATION REGARDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS.

Section 2 Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section I4-a of the domestic
relations law, as amended by chapter 413 of the laws of 1991, is
amended to read as follows:

a. Such town and city clerks shall be entitled. to a fee for such
certificate, payable at the time of issuance of the marriage license,
in a sum not exceeding {ten} fifteen dollars, to be fixed in the case
of town clerks by the town board, and in the case of city clerks by
the common council or governing body of such cities. The town and


city clerks shall, upon request of any applicant whose name appears
thereon, issue a similar certificate of marriage, as set forth above,
and similarly expanded with additional facts upon the express
additional request, for all marriages heretofore indexed and recorded
in the office of the town or city clerks. For such certificate of
marriage, the town and city clerks shall be entitled to a fee not
exceeding (ten) FIFTEEN
DOLLARS, to be fixed in the case of town clerks by the town board and
in the case of city clerks by the common council or governing body of
such city.

Section 3 Section 14-a of the domestic relations law is amended by
adding a new subdivision S to read as follows:

5. ON OR BEFORE THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF EACH MONTH, FIVE. DOLLARS OF ALL
AMOUNTS RECEIVED FROM THE FEES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE
TRANSMITTED TO THE STATE COMPTROLLER FOR DEPOSIT INTO THE DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE AWARENESS TRUST FUND PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION SEVENTY-NINE OF
THE STATE FINANCE LAW.

Section 4. Subdivision 3 of section 15 of the domestic violence law as
amended by section 5 of part W2 of chapter 52 of the laws of 2003, is
amended to read as follows:

3...before issuing any licenses herein Provided for, the town or city
clerk shall be entitled to a fee of (thirty)
THIRTY-FIVE dollars,
which sum shall be paid by the applicants before or at the time the
license is issued,
on or before the fifteenth day of each month, each town and city
clerk, except in the city of New York, shall transmit to the state
commissioner of health {twenty-two}
TWENTY-SEVEN DOLLARS AND FIFTY
CENTS of which shall be paid into the vital records management account
as provided by section ninety-seven-cccc of the state finance law AND
FIVE DOLLARS OF WHICH SHALL BE DEPOSITED INTO THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
AWARENESS TRUST FUND PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION SEVENTY-NINE OF THE
STATE FINANCE LAW.
Subdivision 4 of section 15 of the domestic relations law, as amended
by chapter 424 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows:

4. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the city clerk
of the city of New York, before issuing any licenses herein provided
for, shall be entitled to a fee of {twenty-five}
THIRTY dollars, which
sum shall be paid by the applicants before or at the time the license is
issued (and all)
TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS OF THE AMOUNT RECEIVED FROM such
fees {so received) shall be paid monthly into the city treasury.

Section 6. Section 15 of the domestic relations law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:

5. ON OR BEFORE THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF EACH MONTH, FIVE DOLLARS OF THE
AMOUNT RECEIVED FROM THE FEES PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE
TRANSMITTED TO THE STATE COMPTROLLER INTO THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
AWARENESS TRUST FUND PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION SEVENTY-NINE OF THE


STATE FINANCE LAW.
Subdivisions 6 and 7 of section 4139 of the public health law, as
amended by section 1 of part W2 of chapter 62 of the laws of 2003,
are amended to read as follows:

6. The commissioner shall be entitled to a fee of (thirty)
THIRTY-FIVE
dollars for each certification, certified copy or certified transcript
of certificate of dissolution of marriage furnished.

7. For a search of the files where no such certification, certified
copy, or certified transcript is furnished, or for a certification
that a search discloses no record of a dissolution of marriage, the
commissioner shall be entitled to a fee of (thirty)
THIRTY-FIVE dollars.

Section 4139 of the public health law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 9 to read as follows:

9. ON OR BEFORE THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF EACH MONTH, FIVE DOLLARS OF THE
AMOUNT RECEIVED FROM THE FEES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE
TRANSMITTED TO THE STATE COMPTROLLER FOR DEPOSIT INTO THE DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE AWARENESS TRUST FUND PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION SEVENTY-NINE OF
THE STATE FINANCE LAW.

The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 79 to read as
follows:

79. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS TRUST FUND.

1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMPTROLLER AND
THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE A SEPARATE AND DISTINCT
FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS TRUST FUND.
SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ANY MONIES COLLECTED FROM THAT PORTION OF
MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES AND CERTIFICATES OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED FOR DEPOSIT INTO SUCH FUND AND FUNDS FROM ANY
OTHER SOURCE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FEDERAL FUNDS, DONATIONS
FROM PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATIONS OR FOUNDATIONS, AND ANY
INTEREST EARNINGS WHICH MAY ACCRUE FROM THE INVESTMENT OF MONIES IN
THE FUND, FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS PROVIDED FOR IN THIS
SECTION. ALL FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE COMPTROLLER ON BEHALF OF THE FUND
SHALL BE DEPOSITED BY THE COMPTROLLER TO TEE CREDIT OF THE FUND.

2. DONATIONS FROM PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATIONS, OR FOUNDATIONS
DEPOSITED IN THE FUND MAY BE INVESTED BY THE COMPTROLLER PURSUANT TO
THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION NINETY-EIGHT-A OF THIS ARTICLE. ANY INCOME
FROM SUCH INVESTMENTS SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE FUND.

3. MONIES OF THE FUND, WHEN ALLOCATED, SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO THE
OFFICE FOR THE PREVENTION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT
AND MAINTENANCE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS.

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 OFFICE FOR THE PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.


5. MONIES FROM THE ADDITIONAL MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES AND CERTIFICATES
OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE SPECIFICALLY DEPOSITED INTO THE FUND AS
PROVIDED BY LAW SHALL BE A SUPPLEMENTAL SOURCE OF FUNDING FOR
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS AND SHALL NOT BE USED TO REPLACE OR
DIMINISH THE APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND OR FROM
ANY SOURCE OF MONEY TO SUCH PROGRAMS OR TO THE OFFICE OF DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE. FURTHERMORE, NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION IS INTENDED
TO PROHIBIT THE APPROPRIATION OF OTHER FUNDS OUT OF THE STATE
GENERAL FUND TO THE OFFICE OR TO OTHER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS;
PROVIDED, HOWEVER THAT SUCH PROGRAMS MAY USE THE FUNDING PROVIDED BY
THE FUND TO REPLACE FUNDING FROM OTHER SOURCES.

JUSTIFICATION:
In order to end this epidemic, we must inform the youth of this
problem and make available to them options if they are being
victimized.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2007/08: A.4583 Referred to Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect April 1, 2014.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1730

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ESPAILLAT,  MONTGOMERY, PERKINS -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Education

AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, in relation to requiring domestic
  violence awareness in  the  curriculum;  and  to  amend  the  domestic
  relations  law,  the  public  health law and the state finance law, in
  relation to increasing fees charged for the  issuance  of  a  marriage
  license  and filing of certificates of dissolution of marriage for the
  purposes of establishing and maintaining domestic violence programs

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 804-e
to read as follows:
  S 804-E. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS. 1. ALL SCHOOLS SHALL BE  AUTHOR-
IZED TO INCLUDE INSTRUCTION WITH REGARDS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS.
  2. INSTRUCTION REGARDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS SHALL BE INCLUDED
IN  THE  HEALTH EDUCATION PROVIDED FOR ALL PUPILS AND SHALL BE TAUGHT BY
TEACHERS HOLDING A CERTIFICATE TO TEACH HEALTH. SUCH  INSTRUCTION  SHALL
BE  DESIGNED  ACCORDING  TO  THE  NEEDS  AND  ABILITIES OF THE PUPILS AT
SUCCESSIVE GRADE LEVELS WITH THE  PURPOSE  OF  DEVELOPING  AWARENESS  OF
DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  ISSUES  AND PROMOTING KNOWLEDGE OF PREVENTION, IDEN-
TIFICATION AND SCREENING PROTECTIONS PROVIDED BY STATEWIDE AND COMMUNITY
BASED ORGANIZATIONS.
  3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS  TO  ESTAB-
LISH  A CURRICULUM FOR INSTRUCTION REGARDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS
TO BE AVAILABLE IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS. THE CONTENTS MAY BE VARIED TO  MEET
THE  NEEDS OF PARTICULAR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, AND NEED
NOT BE UNIFORM THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
  4. SCHOOL AUTHORITIES SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE THE NEEDED FACIL-
ITIES, TIME, AND PLACE FOR THE INSTRUCTION SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02612-01-3

S. 1730                             2

TO  PROVIDE  LEARNING  AIDS  AND  CURRICULUM  RESOURCE  MATERIALS  WHICH
CONTRIBUTE  TO  EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHODS AND LEARNING IN HEALTH EDUCA-
TION REGARDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS.
  S  2.  Paragraph  a  of  subdivision 2 of section 14-a of the domestic
relations law, as amended by chapter 413 of the laws of 1991, is amended
to read as follows:
  a. Such town and city clerks shall be  entitled  to  a  fee  for  such
certificate, payable at the time of issuance of the marriage license, in
a  sum  not  exceeding [ten] FIFTEEN dollars, to be fixed in the case of
town clerks by the town board, and in the case of  city  clerks  by  the
common  council  or  governing  body  of  such cities. The town and city
clerks shall, upon request of any applicant whose name appears  thereon,
issue  a  similar certificate of marriage, as set forth above, and simi-
larly  expanded  with  additional  facts  upon  the  express  additional
request, for all marriages heretofore indexed and recorded in the office
of  the  town or city clerks. For such certificate of marriage, the town
and city clerks shall be entitled to a fee not exceeding  [ten]  FIFTEEN
dollars,  to  be fixed in the case of town clerks by the town board, and
in the case of city clerks by the common council or  governing  body  of
such city.
  S 3. Section 14-a of the domestic relations law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6.  ON  OR BEFORE THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF EACH MONTH, FIVE DOLLARS OF ALL
AMOUNTS RECEIVED FROM THE FEES PROVIDED FOR IN  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE
TRANSMITTED  TO  THE  STATE  COMPTROLLER  FOR  DEPOSIT INTO THE DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE AWARENESS TRUST FUND PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION EIGHTY-ONE OF  THE
STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S  4.  Subdivision  3  of section 15 of the domestic relations law, as
amended by section 5 of part W2 of chapter 62 of the laws  of  2003,  is
amended to read as follows:
  3.  If it shall appear upon an application for a marriage license that
either party is under the age of sixteen years, the town or  city  clerk
shall require, in addition to any consents provided for in this section,
the written approval and consent of a justice of the supreme court or of
a  judge  of the family court, having jurisdiction over the town or city
in which the application is made, to be attached to or endorsed upon the
application, before the license is  issued.  The  application  for  such
approval and consent shall be heard by the judge at chambers. All papers
and  records  pertaining  to any such application shall be sealed by him
and withheld from inspection, except by order of a  court  of  competent
jurisdiction.  Before issuing any licenses herein provided for, the town
or city clerk shall  be  entitled  to  a  fee  of  [thirty]  THIRTY-FIVE
dollars, which sum shall be paid by the applicants before or at the time
the  license is issued. Any town or city clerk who shall issue a license
to marry any persons one or both of whom shall not be at the time of the
marriage under such license legally competent  to  marry  without  first
requiring  the  parties  to  such  marriage  to make such affidavits and
statements or who shall not require the production of documentary  proof
of  age  or  the  procuring of the approval and consents provided for by
this article, which shall show  that  the  parties  authorized  by  said
license to be married are legally competent to marry, shall be guilty of
a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be fined in the sum of one
hundred  dollars  for each and every offense. On or before the fifteenth
day of each month, each town and city clerk, except in the city  of  New
York,  shall  transmit  to the state commissioner of health [twenty-two]
TWENTY-SEVEN dollars and fifty cents of the amount received for each fee

S. 1730                             3

collected, TWENTY-TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS OF  which  shall  be  paid
into  the  vital records management account as provided by section nine-
ty-seven-cccc of the state finance law AND FIVE DOLLARS OF  WHICH  SHALL
BE  DEPOSITED  INTO  THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS TRUST FUND PROVIDED
FOR IN SECTION EIGHTY-ONE OF THE STATE FINANCE  LAW.  In  any  city  the
balance  of all fees collected for the issuing of a marriage license, or
for solemnizing a marriage, so far as collected for services rendered by
any officer or employee of such city, shall be  paid  monthly  into  the
city  treasury  and  may  by  ordinance  be credited to any fund therein
designated, and said ordinance, when duly enacted, shall have the  force
of  law in such city. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this arti-
cle, the clerk of any city with the approval of the  governing  body  of
such  city  is  hereby  authorized to designate, in writing filed in the
city clerk's office, a deputy clerk, if any, and/or other city employees
in such office to receive applications for, examine applications, inves-
tigate and issue marriage licenses in the absence or  inability  of  the
clerk  of  said  city to act, and said deputy and/or employees so desig-
nated are hereby vested with all the powers  and  duties  of  said  city
clerk  relative thereto. Such deputy and/or employees shall perform said
duties without additional compensation.
  S 5. Subdivision 4 of section 15 of the  domestic  relations  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  424  of  the  laws  of 1990, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the city clerk
of the city of New York, before issuing  any  licenses  herein  provided
for,  shall  be entitled to a fee of [twenty-five] THIRTY dollars, which
sum shall be paid by the applicants before or at the time the license is
issued and [all] TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS OF THE AMOUNT  RECEIVED  FROM  such
fees [so received] shall be paid monthly into the city treasury.
  S  6.  Section 15 of the domestic relations law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. ON OR BEFORE THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF EACH MONTH, FIVE DOLLARS  OF  THE
AMOUNT  RECEIVED  FROM THE FEES PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE TRANS-
MITTED TO THE STATE COMPTROLLER FOR DEPOSIT INTO THE  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE
AWARENESS  TRUST  FUND  PROVIDED  FOR IN SECTION EIGHTY-ONE OF THE STATE
FINANCE LAW.
  S 7. Subdivisions 6 and 7 of section 4139 of the public health law, as
amended by section 1 of part W2 of chapter 62 of the laws of  2003,  are
amended to read as follows:
  6. The commissioner shall be entitled to a fee of [thirty] THIRTY-FIVE
dollars  for  each certification, certified copy or certified transcript
of certificate of dissolution of marriage furnished.
  7. For a search of the files where no  such  certification,  certified
copy,  or certified transcript is furnished, or for a certification that
a search discloses no record of a dissolution of marriage,  the  commis-
sioner shall be entitled to a fee of [thirty] THIRTY-FIVE dollars.
  S  8. Section 4139 of the public health law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9. ON OR BEFORE THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF EACH MONTH, FIVE DOLLARS  OF  THE
AMOUNT  RECEIVED  FROM  THE  FEES  PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE
TRANSMITTED TO THE STATE  COMPTROLLER  FOR  DEPOSIT  INTO  THE  DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE  AWARENESS TRUST FUND PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION EIGHTY-ONE OF THE
STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S 9. The state finance law is amended by adding a new  section  81  to
read as follows:

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  S  81.  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  AWARENESS TRUST FUND. 1.   THERE IS HEREBY
ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSIONER
OF TAXATION AND FINANCE A SEPARATE AND DISTINCT FUND TO BE KNOWN AS  THE
DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE AWARENESS TRUST FUND.  SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ANY
MONIES  COLLECTED FROM THAT PORTION OF MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES AND CERTIF-
ICATES OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED FOR DEPOSIT INTO
SUCH FUND AND FUNDS FROM ANY OTHER SOURCE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED  TO,
FEDERAL FUNDS, DONATIONS FROM PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATIONS OR FOUN-
DATIONS  AND  ANY INTEREST EARNINGS WHICH MAY ACCRUE FROM THE INVESTMENT
OF MONIES IN THE FUND, FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS  PROVIDED  FOR
IN THIS SECTION.  ALL FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE COMPTROLLER ON BEHALF OF THE
FUND SHALL BE DEPOSITED BY THE COMPTROLLER TO THE CREDIT OF THE FUND.
  2.  DONATIONS  FROM  PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATIONS, OR FOUNDATIONS
DEPOSITED IN THE FUND MAY BE INVESTED BY THE COMPTROLLER PURSUANT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF SECTION NINETY-EIGHT-A OF THIS ARTICLE.   ANY INCOME  FROM
SUCH INVESTMENTS SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE FUND.
  3.  MONIES  OF  THE  FUND,  WHEN  ALLOCATED, SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO THE
OFFICE FOR THE PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND
MAINTENANCE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS.
  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 OFFICE FOR THE PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
  5. MONIES FROM THE ADDITIONAL MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES  AND  CERTIFICATES
OF  DISSOLUTION  OF  MARRIAGE  SPECIFICALLY  DEPOSITED  INTO THE FUND AS
PROVIDED BY LAW SHALL BE A SUPPLEMENTAL SOURCE OF FUNDING  FOR  DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE  PROGRAMS  AND  SHALL NOT BE USED TO REPLACE OR TO DIMINISH THE
APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND OR  FROM  ANY  SOURCE  OF
MONEY  TO  SUCH PROGRAMS OR TO THE OFFICE FOR THE PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE. FURTHERMORE, NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION IS INTENDED  TO
PROHIBIT  THE APPROPRIATION OF OTHER FUNDS OUT OF THE STATE GENERAL FUND
TO THE OFFICE OR TO OTHER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS; PROVIDED,  HOWEVER
THAT  SUCH  PROGRAMS MAY USE THE FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE FUND TO REPLACE
FUNDING FROM OTHER SOURCES.
  S 10. This act shall take effect April 1, 2014.

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