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SECTION 91-G
Senior wellness in nutrition fund
State Finance (STF) CHAPTER 56, ARTICLE 6
§ 91-g. Senior wellness in nutrition fund. 1. There is hereby
established in the joint custody of the commissioner of taxation and
finance and the comptroller, a special fund to be known as the "senior
wellness in nutrition fund".

2. Such fund shall consist of all revenues received by the department
of taxation and finance, pursuant to the provisions of section two
hundred nine-M and section six hundred twenty-six-a of the tax law, and
all other moneys appropriated, credited or transferred thereto from any
other fund or source pursuant to law. Nothing 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.

3. Monies of the fund shall be expended solely for senior wellness in
nutrition programs approved by the state office for the aging, for the
purpose of providing home delivered meals to seniors.

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 state office for the aging.

5. To the extent practicable, the director of the state office for the
aging shall ensure that all monies received during a fiscal year are
expended prior to the end of such fiscal year.

6. On or before the first day of February each year, the comptroller
shall certify to the governor, temporary president of the senate,
speaker of the assembly, chair of the senate finance committee and chair
of the assembly ways and means committee, the amount of money deposited
in the senior wellness in nutrition fund during the preceding calendar
year as the result of revenue derived pursuant to sections two hundred
nine-M and six hundred twenty-six-a of the tax law.

7. On or before the first day of February each year, the director of
the state office for the aging 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 aging, and chair of the
assembly aging committee. 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;

(ii) recipients of awards from the fund;

(iii) the amount awarded to each; and

(iv) the purposes for which such awards were granted.