senate Bill S353

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows taxpayers to contribute to the support of the animal population control fund by marking a space on a corporate or personal income tax return

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Apr 18, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 24, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 05, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

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Apr 18, 2012 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Apr 18, 2012

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Jan 24, 2011 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Jan 24, 2011

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S353 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9115
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง209-h & 630-c, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S364A

S353 - Bill Texts

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Allows taxpayers to contribute to the support of the animal population control fund by marking a space on a corporate or personal income tax return.

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BILL NUMBER:S353

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the tax law, in relation to
contributions to the animal population control fund

PURPOSE OF BILL:
Authorizes a tax check off for gifts and contributions to the Animal
Population Control Fund which provides to cat and dog owners low cost
spaying and neutering services.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Agriculture and Markets Law is amended to allow the Commissioner to
accept these contributions and the tax law is amended to add two new
sections, 209-g and 630-b, which allow corporate and individual
taxpayers to donate to the Animal Population Control Fund.

JUSTIFICATION:
There is no doubt that across this state and country we are facing a
major crisis with the overpopulation of unwanted cats and dogs as
more and more animals are being turned over to shelters and other pet
rescue organizations. According to the National Council on Pet
population Study and Policy, between 1994 and 1997 over 15 million
cats and dogs were entered into animal shelters and this number does
not seem to be decreasing. To address this burgeoning problem, the
Department of Agriculture and Markets administers the Animal
population Control Fund which provides vouchers for the low cost
spaying and neutering of cats and dogs. To supplement this successful
program, this bill would allow taxpayers to donate directly to this
fund when filing their Corporate or personal income tax returns and
in this small way greatly enhance the state's ability to assist with
the spaying and neutering of animals.
Through this increased funding and public awareness we will,
hopefully, be able to finally control the overpopulation of our furry
friends in and throughout New York State.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2006: Referred to Rules
2007: Referred to Agriculture
2008: Referred to Agriculture
2009: Referred to Agriculture
2010: Referred to Agriculture

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                   353

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to contributions to the  animal
  population control 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  209-h  to
read as follows:
  S  209-H.  GIFTS FOR THE ANIMAL POPULATION CONTROL FUND. EFFECTIVE FOR
ANY TAX YEAR COMMENCING ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND  TWELVE,
A TAXPAYER IN ANY TAXABLE YEAR MAY ELECT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUPPORT OF
THE  ANIMAL  POPULATION  CONTROL FUND. SUCH CONTRIBUTION SHALL BE IN ANY
WHOLE DOLLAR AMOUNT AND SHALL NOT REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF STATE TAX OWED BY
SUCH TAXPAYER. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL INCLUDE  SPACE  ON  THE  CORPORATE
INCOME  TAX  RETURN  TO  ENABLE  A  TAXPAYER  TO MAKE SUCH CONTRIBUTION.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER  PROVISION  OF  LAW,  ALL  REVENUES  COLLECTED
PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE CREDITED TO THE ANIMAL POPULATION
CONTROL FUND AND SHALL BE USED ONLY FOR  THOSE  PURPOSES  ENUMERATED  IN
SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-XX OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S  2.  The tax law is amended by adding a new section 630-c to read as
follows:
  S 630-C. GIFTS FOR ANIMAL POPULATION CONTROL FUND. EFFECTIVE  FOR  ANY
TAX  YEAR  COMMENCING ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE, AN
INDIVIDUAL IN ANY TAXABLE YEAR MAY ELECT TO  CONTRIBUTE  TO  THE  ANIMAL
POPULATION  CONTROL 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 THE TAXPAYER TO MAKE SUCH CONTRIBUTION.   NOTWITHSTAND-
ING  ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, ALL REVENUES COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01974-01-1

S. 353                              2

SECTION SHALL BE CREDITED TO THE ANIMAL POPULATION CONTROL FUND AND USED
ONLY FOR THOSE PURPOSES ENUMERATED IN  SECTION  NINETY-SEVEN-XX  OF  THE
STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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