senate Bill S364

Amended

Allows taxpayers to contribute to the support of the animal population control fund by marking a space on a corporate or personal income tax return

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 02 / Jun / 2009
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 25 / Jan / 2010
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO AGRICULTURE
  • 25 / Jan / 2010
    • PRINT NUMBER 364A
  • 09 / Feb / 2010
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Allows taxpayers to contribute to the support of the animal population control fund by marking a space on a corporate or personal income tax return.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S364
S364A
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §117-a, Ag & Mkts L; add §§209-h & 630-c, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2007-2008 Legislative Cycle:
S2614A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S364

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the agriculture and markets law and the tax law, in
relation to contributions to the animal population control fund


PURPOSE OF BILL :
Authorizes a tax check off for gifts and contributions to the Animal
Population Control Fund which provides to cat and dog owners low cost
spaying and neutering services.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Agriculture and Markets Law is amended to allow the Commissioner to
accept these contributions and the tax law is amended to add two new
sections, 209-g and 630-b, which allow corporate and individual
taxpayers to donate to the Animal Population Control Fund.

JUSTIFICATION :
There is no doubt that across this state and country we are facing a
major crisis with the overpopulation of unwanted cats and dogs as more
and more animals are being turned over to shelters and other pet
rescue organizations. According to the National Council on Pet
Population Study and Policy, between 1994 and 1997 over 15 million
cats and dogs were entered into animal shelters and this number does
not seem to be decreasing. To address this burgeoning problem, the
Department of Agriculture and Markets administers the Animal
Population Control Fund which provides vouchers for the low cost
spaying and neutering of cats and dogs. To supplement this successful
program, this bill would allow taxpayers to donate directly to this
fund when filing their Corporate or personal income tax returns and in
this small way greatly enhance the state's ability to assist with the
spaying and neutering of animals. Through this increased funding and
public awareness we will, hopefully, be able to finally control the
overpopulation of our furry friends in and throughout New York State.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2006: Referred to Rules
2007: Referred to Agriculture
2008: Referred to Agriculture

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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