THE STATE AND ITS GOVERNMENT
ATTORNEYS GENERAL, DIRECTOR OF CHARITABLE TRUSTS, AND COUNTY ATTORNEYS
The Attorney General
7:6-e Disposition of Funds Obtained by the Attorney General.
I. No money received by the attorney general, on behalf of the state or its citizens as a result of any civil judgment, settlement of a claim, settlement of threatened litigation, suit, petition, or other action or threatened action, shall be expended or otherwise distributed until authorized by the fiscal committee of the general court, except in those instances where the disposition of money received by the attorney general is already provided for in statute. Additionally, whenever the department of justice receives judgment or settlement money in excess of $1,000,000, the first 10 percent of those funds shall be transferred to the revenue stabilization reserve account established in RSA 9:13-e.
II. Upon resolving a matter described in paragraph I, the attorney general shall promptly report to the fiscal committee of the general court any money received under this section. All reports under this paragraph shall include, but shall not be limited to:
(a) The date of the judgment or settlement.
(b) The reason for the judgment or settlement.
(c) The purpose for which the judgment or settlement is to be used.
(d) The amount of the judgment or settlement.
(e) An accounting of the allocation of each judgment or settlement.
III. This section shall not apply to fines received by the attorney general in criminal cases, penalty assessment funds, drug forfeiture funds as provided in RSA 318-B:17-b and RSA 318-B:17-c, fines or civil penalties authorized by state law as a result of enforcement actions taken by state agencies or the attorney general, and money received on behalf of a victim or the state as restitution.
Source. 2014, 214:2, eff. Sept. 9, 2014. 2016, 329:6, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.