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Lupus education and prevention fund
State Finance (STF) CHAPTER 56, ARTICLE 6
§ 97-rrrr. Lupus education and prevention 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 "lupus
education and prevention 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-L and section six hundred thirty-f of the tax law, and all
other moneys appropriated, credited or transferred 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.

3. Monies of the fund shall be expended only for lupus education and
prevention projects. As used in this section, "lupus education and
prevention projects" means educational projects, including grants for
lupus education and prevention programs, which are approved by the
department of health.

4. Monies shall be payable from the fund on the audit and warrant of
the comptroller on vouchers approved and certified by the commissioner
of health.

5. To the extent practicable, the commissioner of health shall ensure
that all monies received during a fiscal year are expended prior to the
end of that fiscal year.

6. On or before the first day of February each year, the commissioner
of health 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:

(a) the amount of money disbursed from the fund and the award process
used for such disbursements;

(b) recipients of awards from the fund;

(c) the amount awarded to each;

(d) the purposes for which such awards were granted; and

(e) 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.