senate Bill S231A

Relates to providing a tax credit for the purchase of gun safety equipment

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 13 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 13 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 231A
  • 02 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Provides a 25% tax credit against personal income taxes for the purchase of gun safety equipment up to $500.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5832A
Versions:
S231
S231A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S2153, A7054

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S231A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the tax law, in relation to providing a tax credit for the
purchase of items relating to firearm safety

PURPOSE:
To provide a tax credit to those that purchase gun safety equipment
such as safes and vaults, or safety and trigger locks.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1, amends tax law by adding a new section (uu) providing a
twenty-five percent tax credit, "not to exceed five hundred dollars
per year, for the purchase of gun safes and vaults, firearm safety
locks, trigger locks, and other such items designed to ensure the
safe handling and storage of firearms.

Sections 2 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Gun safes and vaults provide a mechanism to keep guns out of unwanted
hands, both children and buglers. In addition, safety and trigger
locks render them unusable to anyone other than the owner. This
legislation provides an incentive for those that own guns to keep
them out of the reach of unwanted hands, and to Prevent accidental
firing or use by anyone who could have stolen such a weapon. This
legislation is a practical way to encourage gun owners to invest in
gun safes and locks. Storing firearms safely helps prevent them from
falling into the wrong hands and protects against gun accidents
resulting from misuse. Nearly one-third of all violent crime in the
United States is committed with guns stolen from the homes of law
abiding Americans. This legislation should unite people from all
ideologies concerned with protecting the welfare of children and
securing homes.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.2153/ A.7054 of 2009/2010; Referred to Senate Investigations and
Government Operations Committee
S.955 of 2007/2008; Referred to Senate Investigations and Government
Operations Committee
S.6770 of 2005-2006; Referred to Senate Investigations and Government
Operations Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 231--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, DeFRANCISCO, DIAZ, JOHNSON, LANZA, RANZEN-
  HOFER -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
  -- recommitted to the Committee on Investigations and Government Oper-
  ations  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to providing a tax  credit  for
  the purchase of items relating to firearm safety

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 606 of the tax law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subsection (uu) to read as follows:
  (UU)  A  TAXPAYER  SHALL  BE ALLOWED A CREDIT AS HEREINAFTER PROVIDED,
AGAINST THE TAX IMPOSED BY THIS ARTICLE FOR THE PURCHASE, OTHER THAN FOR
RESALE, OF GUN SAFES OR VAULTS, FIREARM SAFETY LOCKS, TRIGGER  LOCKS  OR
OTHER  ITEMS  DESIGNED  TO  ENSURE  THE  SAFE  HANDLING  AND  STORAGE OF
FIREARMS. THE AMOUNT OF CREDIT SHALL BE EQUAL TO TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT  OF
THE  COST  TO  THE TAXPAYER OF THE PURCHASE OF SUCH FIREARM SAFETY ITEMS
DURING THE TAXABLE YEAR, SUCH CREDIT NOT TO EXCEED FIVE HUNDRED  DOLLARS
PER YEAR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable
years beginning on and after January 1, 2012.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01304-02-1

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