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Missing and exploited children clearinghouse fund
State Finance (STF) CHAPTER 56, ARTICLE 6
§ 92-w. Missing and exploited children clearinghouse fund. 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.