senate Bill S1820

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides for corporate franchise and personal income tax check-offs for taxpayer gifts for colon cancer research

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to health
Feb 09, 2009 referred to health

S1820 - Bill Details

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S1820 - Bill Texts

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An act to amend the public health law, the tax law and the state
finance law, in relation to providing for taxpayer gifts for colon
cancer research and establishing the colon cancer research fund

This bill is intended to allow a taxpayer to contribute to the colon
cancer research fund by providing a space on the New York State income
tax return where they can specify a dollar amount for a donation.

The public health law is amended by adding a new article 27-CCC, Colon
Cancer Research Program. Section 2746 of the public health law
establishes a program within the department to promote colon cancer
research. The tax law is amended by adding a new section 209-0, which
allows a taxpayer in a taxable year to elect to contribute to the
support of the colon cancer research fund. The commissioner shall
include a space on the corporate income tax return to enable a
taxpayer to make such contributions. The tax law is further amended by
adding a new section 629-a, which states that all revenue collected in
gifts for the colon cancer research fund pursuant to this section
shall be credited to the colon cancer research fund and used only for
those purposes enumerated in section ninety-two-ee of the state
finance law. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section
92-ee, which will establish joint custody of the commissioner of
taxation and finance and the comptroller, over a special fund to be
known as the "colon cancer research fund", Monies of the fund shall be
expended for colon cancer research projects.

According to the New York State Department of Health, excluding skin
cancer, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the
third most common cancer and the third leading cause of death in men
and women. it is one of the most common cancers among New Yorkers.
Approximately 2,400 women and 2,200 men die from this disease each
year in New York State. The Department of Health estimates that 1 in
18 people will develop colorectal cancer sometime during their life.
This is why it is imperative for taxpayers to have the option to
donate money for colon cancer research. By designating a space on the
New York State income tax return, donating becomes more accessible to

2008: S.123-A Amend and Recommit to Health
2007: S.123 Reported and Committed to Finance
2006: Referred to Health


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