TITLE 16
Education

CHAPTER 16-21.3
The Rhode Island Student Assistance Junior High/Middle School Act

SECTION 16-21.3-3


§ 16-21.3-3 Funding of junior high/middle school student assistance program.

(a) Money to fund this program shall be raised by assessing an additional substance abuse prevention assessment of thirty dollars ($30.00) for all moving motor vehicle violations handled by the traffic tribunal including, but not limited to, those violations set forth in § 31-41.1-4, except for speeding. The money shall be deposited in a restricted purpose receipt account separate from all other accounts within the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals. The restricted purpose receipt account shall be known as the junior high/middle school student assistance fund and the traffic tribunal shall transfer money from the junior high/middle school student assistance fund to the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals for the administration of the Rhode Island Student Assistance Junior High/Middle School Act.

(b) The department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals may utilize up to ten percent (10%) of the sums collected from the additional penalty for the purpose of administering the program.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 486, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 65, art. 57, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 284, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 418, § 3; P.L. 1992, ch. 488, § 6; P.L. 1993, ch. 138, art. 26, § 2; P.L. 1994, ch. 70, art. 35, § 5; P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 14, § 9; P.L. 2001, ch. 86, § 39; P.L. 2013, ch. 501, § 36.)