senate Bill S326A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 21, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Dec 21, 2011 print number 326a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 05, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

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S326 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A306A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §630-c, Tax L; add §81, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4158A, A6536B

S326 - Bill Texts

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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 NUMBER:S326

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

SUMMARY:
This bill creates a voluntary NYS income tax check off for the funding
of school based health centers of one dollar per taxpayer. Such funds
shall be deposited in the school based health 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.

JUSTIFICATION:
For school-age children and youth in high needs 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 self concept. Creation of an income
tax check off will permit expansion of services and development of new
sites to provide these vital health services.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2003-2004: S.4788 Died in Committee
2005-2006: S.1802A Died in Committee
2007-2008: S.4778 Died in Committee
2009-2010: S.4158 Died in Committee

STATE FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
$2 million in new revenue.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                   326

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY, HASSELL-THOMPSON, OPPENHEIMER -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Investigations and Government Operations

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-c  to
read as follows:
  S  630-C.  GIFT FOR SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS. EFFECTIVE FOR ANY TAX
YEAR COMMENCING ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN, AN INDI-
VIDUAL 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  INDI-
VIDUAL.  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.  NOTWITH-
STANDING  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:
  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-C OF THE TAX LAW, AND ALL OTHER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01416-01-1

S. 326                              2

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.

Co-Sponsors

S326A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A306A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §630-c, Tax L; add §81, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4158A, A6536B

S326A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view 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.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S326A

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:
This bill creates a voluntary NYS income tax check off for the funding
of school based health centers of one dollar per taxpayer. Such funds
shall be deposited in the school based health 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 PROVISIONS:
The tax law is amended by adding a new section 630-c. The state
finance law is amended by adding a new section 81.

JUSTIFICATION:
For school-age children and youth in high needs 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 self concept. Creation of an income
tax check off will permit expansion of services and development of
new sites to provide these vital health services.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2003-2004: S.4788 Died in Committee
2005-2006: S.1802A Died in Committee
2007-2008: S.4778 Died in Committee
2009-2010: S.4158 Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
$2 million in new revenue.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 326--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY, HASSELL-THOMPSON, OPPENHEIMER -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Investigations  and  Government Operations -- 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-c to
read as follows:
  S 630-C. GIFT FOR SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS. EFFECTIVE FOR  ANY  TAX
YEAR COMMENCING ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE, AN INDI-
VIDUAL  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 INDI-
VIDUAL. 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. NOTWITH-
STANDING 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:
  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".

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01416-02-1

S. 326--A                           2

  2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL REVENUES RECEIVED  PURSUANT  TO  THE
PROVISIONS OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED THIRTY-C 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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