senate Bill S1378A

Creates a personal income tax check-off box for donations to the school-based health centers fund

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 12 / Mar / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 12 / Mar / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1378A

Summary

Creates a personal income tax check-off box for donations to the school-based health centers fund; creates the school-based health centers fund; specifies the use for which moneys of the fund may be expended.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2577B
Versions:
S1378
S1378A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §630-d, Tax L; add §81, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S326A, A306
2009-2010: S4158A, A6536B
2007-2008: S4778, A5952

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BILL NUMBER:S1378A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law and the state finance law,
in relation to providing a tax check-off box on personal income tax
return forms for gifts to the school-based health centers fund

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: This bill creates a voluntary NYS
income tax check-off box for the funding of school based health
centers. Contributions shall be made in whole dollar amounts. Such
funds shall be deposited in the "school-based health centers fund" in
the custody of the Comptroller to be used by the Department of Health
to fund expansion of medical services at existing school based health
sites or to establish new sites.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The tax law is amended by adding a new
section 620-d The state finance law is amended by adding a new section
81.

JUSTIFICATION: For school-age children and youth in high need areas,
School Based Health Clinics are the first line of defense against
costly hospitalizations because they provide preventive services for
such chronic conditions as epileptic seizures, asthma, diabetes,
gastroenteritis, urinary tract infections, nutritional deficiencies,
and pelvic inflammatory disease. Mental health services offered at
some of these clinics have produced significant declines in depression
and improvements in wellness. Creation of an income tax check off will
permit expansion of services and development of new sites to provide
these vital health services.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2006 - A9980-A - Referred to Ways and Means
2007/08 - A5952 Referred to Ways and Means 2009/10 - A6536B - Referred
to Rules 2011/12 - A306A- Passed-Assembly 2013 - A2577-A Passed
Assembly; Senate. 2003-2013; Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: $2 million in
new revenue projected

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately

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

                                 1378--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY,  HASSELL-THOMPSON  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Investigations and Government Operations -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee  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 and the state finance law, in relation to
  providing a tax check-off box on personal income tax return forms  for
  gifts to the school-based health centers fund

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

  Section 1. The tax law is amended by adding a  new  section  630-d  to
read as follows:
  S  630-D.  GIFT FOR SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS. EFFECTIVE FOR ANY TAX
YEAR COMMENCING ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  FOURTEEN,  AN
INDIVIDUAL   IN  ANY  TAXABLE  YEAR  MAY  ELECT  TO  CONTRIBUTE  TO  THE
SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS FUND. SUCH  CONTRIBUTION  SHALL  BE  IN  ANY
WHOLE DOLLAR AMOUNT AND SHALL NOT REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF STATE TAX OWED BY
SUCH  INDIVIDUAL.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL INCLUDE SPACE ON THE PERSONAL
INCOME TAX RETURN TO ENABLE A TAXPAYER TO MAKE  SUCH  CONTRIBUTION.  THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ALSO  ENSURE  THAT  A DESCRIPTION OF A SCHOOL-BASED
HEALTH CENTER IS INCLUDED WITHIN THE TAX  FORM  PREPARATION  INSTRUCTION
BOOKLET.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF  LAW  ALL  REVENUES
COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE CREDITED TO THE SCHOOL-BASED
HEALTH CENTERS FUND AND USED  ONLY  FOR  THOSE  PURPOSES  ENUMERATED  IN
SECTION EIGHTY-ONE OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S  2.  The  state finance law is amended by adding a new section 81 to
read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03904-07-4

S. 1378--A                          2

  S 81. SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED
IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSIONER OF  HEALTH,
A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS FUND".
  2.  SUCH  FUND  SHALL CONSIST OF ALL REVENUES RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED THIRTY-D OF THE TAX LAW, AND ALL OTHER
MONEYS APPROPRIATED, CREDITED, OR TRANSFERRED  THERETO  FROM  ANY  OTHER
FUND  OR  SOURCE PURSUANT TO LAW. NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL PREVENT
THE STATE FROM RECEIVING GRANTS, GIFTS OR BEQUESTS FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF
THE  FUND  AS  DEFINED IN THIS SECTION AND DEPOSITING THEM INTO THE FUND
ACCORDING TO LAW.
  3. MONIES OF THE FUND SHALL BE EXPENDED TO FUND EXPANSION  OF  MEDICAL
SERVICES  AT  EXISTING  SCHOOL-BASED  HEALTH CENTERS OR TO ESTABLISH NEW
SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS.
  4. MONIES SHALL BE PAYABLE FROM THE FUND ON THE AUDIT AND  WARRANT  OF
THE  COMPTROLLER  ON VOUCHERS APPROVED AND CERTIFIED BY THE COMMISSIONER
OF HEALTH.
  5. AMOUNTS EXPENDED FOR SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS PURSUANT  TO  THIS
SECTION SHALL NOT AFFECT THE AMOUNT THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE APPROPRIATED
FOR SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS UNDER ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW.
  6.  SERVICES  PERFORMED  BY  SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS AVAILABLE FOR
MONEYS FROM THIS FUND SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  A. COMPREHENSIVE PHYSICAL HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENTS;
  B. DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF ACUTE ILLNESSES;
  C. VISION, HEARING, DENTAL, NUTRITIONAL, AND TUBERCULOSIS SCREENINGS;
  D. ROUTINE MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC DISEASES;
  E. HEALTH EDUCATION;
  F. MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING AND REFERRALS;
  G. IMMUNIZATIONS;
  H. WORKING PAPERS AND SPORTS PHYSICALS; AND
  I. POPULATION-BASED PRIMARY PREVENTION.
  SERVICES SHALL  BE  PROVIDED  ON-SITE  BY  A  MULTI-DISCIPLINARY  TEAM
CONSISTING OF A MID-LEVEL PRACTITIONER, A MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, AND A
MEDICAL  ASSISTANT  IN  CONSULTATION WITH A PHYSICIAN. THE CENTERS SHALL
ALSO PROVIDE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE TWENTY-FOUR HOURS PER DAY, SEVEN DAYS
PER WEEK.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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