S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 3, 2011
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
ment Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on Investigations and
Government Operations 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 authorizing a personal
income tax deduction for elementary and secondary school teachers for
certain expenses incurred for school supplies
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 612 of the tax law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 39 to read as follows:
(39) EXPENSES NOT IN EXCESS OF FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ACTUALLY
INCURRED AND PAID BY AN ELIGIBLE EDUCATOR FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES, ACTUALLY
USED AND USEFUL, TO THE EXTENT NOT DEDUCTIBLE IN DETERMINING FEDERAL
ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME AND NOT REIMBURSED. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARA-
GRAPH, THE FOLLOWING TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
(I) "ELIGIBLE EDUCATOR" MEANS A PERSON EMPLOYED AS A TEACHER, INSTRUC-
TOR, COUNSELOR, PRINCIPAL OR AIDE IN A SCHOOL FOR AT LEAST NINE HUNDRED
HOURS DURING A SCHOOL YEAR.
(II) "NONPUBLIC SCHOOL" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS PROVIDED FOR SUCH TERM
IN SUBPARAGRAPH (B) OF PARAGRAPH THREE OF SUBSECTION (J) OF THIS
(III) "SCHOOL" MEANS ANY PUBLIC OR NONPUBLIC SCHOOL PROVIDING EDUCA-
TION IN ANY GRADE FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH.
(IV) "SCHOOL SUPPLIES" INCLUDES BOOKS, SUPPLIES (OTHER THAN NON-ATH-
LETIC SUPPLIES FOR COURSES OF INSTRUCTION IN HEALTH OR PHYSICAL EDUCA-
TION), COMPUTER EQUIPMENT (INCLUDING RELATED SOFTWARE AND SERVICES), AND
OTHER EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS USED BY THE ELIGIBLE EDUCATOR
IN THE CLASSROOM.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable
years beginning on or after January 1, 2012.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.