OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
CONTROLLED DRUG ACT
318-B:17-c Drug Forfeiture Fund.
I. There is hereby established within the office of the state treasurer a special revolving fund to be designated as the drug forfeiture fund. This fund shall be administered by the attorney general and may be used to pay the costs of local, county and state drug related investigations, as well as drug control law enforcement programs within New Hampshire. The fund may also be used to pay extraordinary costs of local, county and state drug prosecutions and trial expenses.
II. Law enforcement agencies may apply to the department of justice for grants from the forfeiture fund. Such grants shall be utilized exclusively for meeting expenses associated with drug related investigations. The attorney general shall report 60 days after the close of each fiscal year to the governor and council and to the fiscal committee of the general court a detailed accounting of the grants provided to law enforcement agencies under this paragraph by agency, including the department of safety, and the amount forwarded to the department of health and human services, bureau of drug and alcohol services, for the preceding fiscal year. The attorney general's report shall also include a detailed accounting of the costs of investigations, enforcement programs, and prosecutions paid under paragraph I.
III. The attorney general shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to:
(a) The administration of the drug forfeiture fund.
(b) The grant application procedures and forms to be used by law enforcement agencies.
Source. 1985, 327:5. 1986, 232:2. 1989, 380:3. 2012, 247:29. 2016, 329:8, eff. June 24, 2016.