TITLE XIII
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

CHAPTER 176-A
ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT FUND

Section 176-A:1

    176-A:1 Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Fund. –
I. There is hereby established an alcohol abuse prevention and treatment fund to fund alcohol education and abuse prevention and treatment programs.
II. The fund shall be nonlapsing and continually appropriated for the purposes of funding alcohol education and abuse prevention and treatment programs. The commissioner of the department of health and human services may accept gifts, grants, donations, or other funding from any source and shall deposit all such revenue received into the fund. The state treasurer shall invest the moneys deposited in the fund as provided by law. Interest earned on moneys deposited in the fund shall be deposited into the fund.
III. Moneys received from all other sources other than the liquor commission pursuant to RSA 176:16, III, including any community benefit contribution made by New Hampshire's hospitals, shall be disbursed from the fund upon the authorization of the governor's commission on alcohol and drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery established pursuant to RSA 12-J:1 and shall not be diverted for any other purposes. Funds disbursed shall be used for alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services, and other purposes related to the duties of the commission under RSA 12-J:3; provided, however, that funds received from any source other than the liquor commission, pursuant to RSA 176:16, III, shall not be used to support the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program and shall not be deposited into the fund established in RSA 126-AA:3.
IV. Moneys received from the liquor commission pursuant to RSA 176:16, III and deposited into the fund shall be transferred to the New Hampshire granite advantage health care trust fund, established under RSA 126-AA:3, for use in ensuring the delivery of substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery and other behavioral health services for persons enrolled in the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program; provided, however, that any program or service approved by the governor's commission on alcohol and drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery that would have been funded from moneys transferred from the fund shall be paid for with federal or other funds available from within the department of health and human services. For this purpose and no later than December 1, 2018, the sum of $5,100,000 from the alcohol abuse and prevention treatment fund shall be transferred to the granite advantage health care trust fund for use in the period of January 1 to June 30, 2019. Beginning July 1, 2019 the funds deposited into the fund shall be transferred to the granite advantage health care trust fund established under RSA 126-AA:3 annually no later than June 1 for use during the forthcoming fiscal year based upon the most recently issued comprehensive annual financial report of the state.

Source. 2000, 328:3. 2004, 126:1, 2. 2005, 77:1, eff. July 1, 2005 at 12:01 a.m. 2014, 18:3, eff. July 22, 2014. 2018, 342:14, eff. Dec. 31, 2018. 2019, 346:218, eff. July 1, 2019.