STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
January 26, 2023
Introduced by M. of A. BLUMENCRANZ -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Education
AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to creation of the
teacher training initiative fund for autism; and making an appropri-
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section
2 95-e-1 to read as follows:
3 § 95-e-1. Teacher training initiative fund for autism. 1. There is
4 hereby established in the custody of the state comptroller a special
5 fund to be known as the teacher training initiative fund for autism.
6 2. Such fund shall consist of all moneys appropriated for the purpose
7 of such fund, all moneys transferred to such fund pursuant to law,
8 contributions consisting of promises or grants of any money or property
9 of any kind or value, or any other thing of value, including grants or
10 other financial assistance from any agency of government and all moneys
11 required by this section or any other law to be paid into or credited to
12 the fund.
13 3. Moneys of the fund, when allocated, shall be available to the
14 commissioner of education and shall be used to create a training program
15 for persons who are teachers and those who are studying to be teachers
16 to train such teachers and future teachers in teaching students who have
18 4. The commissioner of education shall promulgate rules and regu-
19 lations for the creation of the teacher training program for autism and
20 use of the funds in the teacher training initiative fund for autism.
21 5. Monies shall be payable from the fund on the audit and warrant of
22 the comptroller on vouchers approved and certified by the commissioner
23 of education.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 6. To the extent practicable, the commissioner of education shall
2 ensure that all monies received during a fiscal year are expended prior
3 to the end of the fiscal year.
4 § 2. The sum of ten million dollars ($10,000,000), or so much thereof
5 as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to the teacher training
6 initiative fund for autism as established pursuant to section 95-e-1 of
7 the state finance law from any moneys in the state treasury in the
8 general fund to the credit of the account not otherwise appropriated for
9 services and expenses of the account for the purposes of carrying out
10 the provisions of this act. Such moneys shall be payable on the audit
11 and warrant of the comptroller on vouchers certified or approved by the
12 commissioner of education in the manner prescribed by law.
13 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.