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Criminal justice improvement account
State Finance (STF) CHAPTER 56, ARTICLE 6
§ 97-bb. Criminal justice improvement account. 1. There is hereby
established in the joint custody of the state comptroller and the
commissioner of the department of taxation and finance a fund to be
known as the "criminal justice improvement account".

2. The criminal justice improvement account shall consist of monies
received by the state pursuant to section 60.35 of the penal law and
monies received by the state pursuant to section eighteen hundred nine
of the vehicle and traffic law from any court of the unified court
system other than town or village courts and all other fees, fines,
grants, bequests or other monies credited, appropriated or transferred
thereto from any other fund or source. Such account shall also consist
of all monies received by the division of criminal justice services
pursuant to subdivision ten of section one hundred sixty-eight-b of the
correction law.

3. Monies of the criminal justice improvement account, following
appropriation by the legislature and allocation by the director of the
budget shall be made available for local assistance services and
expenses of programs to provide services to crime victims and witnesses,
including operations of the office of victim services, and for payments
to victims in accordance with the federal crime control act of 1984, as
administered pursuant to article twenty-two of the executive law.