STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1345 2019-2020 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY January 15, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the Lyme disease vaccine study fund 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 86 2 to read as follows: 3 § 86. Lyme disease vaccine study fund. 1. There is hereby established 4 in the custody of the state comptroller a special fund to be known as 5 the "Lyme disease vaccine study fund". 6 2. The sources of funds shall consist of all moneys collected there- 7 for, or moneys credited or transferred thereto from any other fund or 8 source pursuant to law, or any other moneys made available for the 9 purposes of such fund. 10 3. (a) Moneys of such fund shall be expended to the department of 11 health to study the development of a Lyme disease vaccine. Such study 12 shall: 13 (i) examine and evaluate current research and progress in the develop- 14 ment of a Lyme disease vaccine; 15 (ii) identify potential barriers to the development of a Lyme disease 16 vaccine; 17 (iii) identify issues with the widespread distribution of a Lyme 18 disease vaccine; 19 (iv) evaluate the costs of developing a Lyme disease vaccine; and 20 (v) make recommendations as to how to fund such vaccine's development. 21 (b) The department of health may also provide grants for the purpose 22 of advancing the study and development of a Lyme disease vaccine. 23 4. Monies shall be payable from the fund on the audit and warrant of 24 the comptroller on vouchers approved and certified by the commissioner 25 of health. EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06530-01-9A. 1345 2 1 5. On or before the first day of February each year, the commissioner 2 of health shall provide a written report to the temporary president of 3 the senate, speaker of the assembly, chair of the senate finance commit- 4 tee, chair of the assembly ways and means committee, chair of the senate 5 committee on health, chair of the assembly health committee, the state 6 comptroller and the public. Such report shall include how the monies of 7 the fund were utilized during the preceding calendar year, and shall 8 include: 9 (a) the amount of money disbursed from the fund and the process used 10 for such disbursements; 11 (b) recipients of awards from the fund; 12 (c) the amount awarded to each; 13 (d) the purposes for which such awards were granted; and 14 (e) a summary financial plan for such monies which shall include esti- 15 mates of all receipts and all disbursements for the current and succeed- 16 ing fiscal years, along with the actual results from the prior fiscal 17 year. 18 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.