senate Bill S947

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Establishes a personal income tax checkoff on personal income tax returns for gifts to the love your library fund

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 22, 2009 referred to investigations and government operations

S947 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law

S947 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S947

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the tax law and the state finance law, in relation to
providing a tax checkoff box on personal income tax returns for gifts
to the love your library fund


PURPOSE :
This bill would generate additional aid to libraries for the statewide
summer reading program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
The bill amends the Tax Law by adding a new Section 630-b and also
amends the state Finance Law to allow the fund to receive a
contribution from a tax payer who checks off the appropriate box on
their income tax form.

EXISTING LAW :
Currently the Love your Library Fund receives funds from the Love Your
Library License Plate Program. These funds help support the highly
successful statewide summer reading program, which is offered in many
public libraries across the State, during the summer months. The
summer reading program could be expanded and offered in more libraries
if there was more funding for the program. Tax payer donations would
provide a second funding stream for this successful program.

JUSTIFICATION :
Currently, New Yorkers can make a contribution by checking off the
appropriate box on their income tax form to the following: Return a
Gift to Wildlife; Lake Placid Olympic Training Center; Breast Cancer
Research; Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse Fund; Gift for
Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Fund; Prostate Cancer Research Fund;
and the World Trade Center Memorial Fund. This bill would add to that
list the Love Your Library Fund.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007-2008 S.2066
2005-2006 A.3821C
2003-2004 A.5072
2001-2002 A.6813A
1999-2000 A.1035
1997-1998 A.2155
1995-1996 A.1110B
1993-1994 A.8348C

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
Funding would be generated from this bill that would be used by local
libraries for the summer reading program.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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