senate Bill S5140B

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the taxpayer refund choice act and affirms the right of state residents to receive personal income tax refunds by paper check

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

do you support this bill?

Actions

view actions (17)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2011 signed chap.479
Aug 05, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 16, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.373
substituted for a6997b
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 13, 2011 ordered to third reading cal.1195
reported and committed to rules
Jun 08, 2011 print number 5140b
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Jun 03, 2011 amend (t) and recommit to finance
Jun 03, 2011 print number 5140a
Jun 02, 2011 reported and committed to finance
May 03, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

view votes

Jun 14, 2011 - Rules committee Vote

S5140B
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Rules committee vote details

Jun 14, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S5140B
31
0
committee
31
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Finance committee vote details

Jun 2, 2011 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S5140
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show committee vote details

Committee Vote: Jun 2, 2011

aye wr (2)

Bill Amendments

Original
A
B (Active)
Original
A
B (Active)

Co-Sponsors

S5140 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6997B
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3013, Tax L

S5140 - Summary

Establishes the taxpayer refund choice act and affirms the right of state residents to receive personal income tax refunds by paper check and requires the department to fully describe any debit card or direct deposit program.

S5140 - Sponsor Memo

S5140 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5140

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. FARLEY, GRIFFO, GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi-
  gations and Government Operations

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to  establishing  the  taxpayer
  refund  choice  act  and  affirming  the  right  of state residents to
  receive personal income tax refunds in the manner in which they choose
  and requiring the department of taxation and finance to fully describe
  any debit card or direct deposit program

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "taxpayer
refund choice act".
  S 2. The tax law is amended by adding a new section 3013  to  read  as
follows:
  S  3013. METHOD OF PAYMENT OF PERSONAL INCOME TAX REFUNDS; NOTICE. (A)
NOTWITHSTANDING THE ADOPTION BY THE COMMISSIONER OF  ANY  PREPAID  DEBIT
CARD  OR  DIRECT  DEPOSIT  PROGRAM  FOR  PAYMENT  OF PERSONAL INCOME TAX
REFUNDS, ALL TAXPAYERS ARE ENTITLED:
  (1) TO CHOOSE THE MEANS OF PAYMENT OF  PERSONAL  INCOME  TAX  REFUNDS,
INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE A PAPER CHECK; AND
  (2) TO OPT OUT OF ANY PREPAID DEBIT CARD OR DIRECT DEPOSIT PROGRAM FOR
PAYMENT OF TAX REFUNDS.
  (B) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE TAXPAYERS WITH A CLEAR WRITTEN STATE-
MENT SETTING FORTH THE TAXPAYER'S RIGHT:
  (1)  TO  CHOOSE THE MEANS BY WHICH THE TAXPAYER MAY RECEIVE TAX REFUND
PAYMENTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE A PAPER CHECK; AND
  (2) TO OPT OUT OF ANY PREPAID DEBIT CARD OR DIRECT DEPOSIT PROGRAM.
  (C) IN THE EVENT THAT THE COMMISSIONER ELECTS TO IMPLEMENT  A  PROGRAM
PROVIDING  FOR  PAYMENT  OF PERSONAL INCOME TAX REFUNDS BY PREPAID DEBIT
CARD OR DIRECT DEPOSIT TO A DESIGNATED  ACCOUNT  OF  THE  TAXPAYER,  THE
DEPARTMENT  SHALL  AMEND  THE  FORMS  USED  TO  FILE PERSONAL INCOME TAX

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10324-04-1

Co-Sponsors

S5140A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6997B
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3013, Tax L

S5140A - Summary

Establishes the taxpayer refund choice act and affirms the right of state residents to receive personal income tax refunds by paper check and requires the department to fully describe any debit card or direct deposit program.

S5140A - Sponsor Memo

S5140A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5140--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. FARLEY, DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO, GRISANTI -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Investigations and Government Operations -- reported favorably from
  said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the tax law, in relation to establishing the taxpayer
  refund choice act and  affirming  the  right  of  state  residents  to
  receive  personal  income tax refunds by paper check and requiring the
  department of taxation and finance to fully describe any debit card or
  direct deposit program

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "taxpayer
refund choice act".
  S 2. The tax law is amended by adding a new section 3013  to  read  as
follows:
  S  3013. METHOD OF PAYMENT OF PERSONAL INCOME TAX REFUNDS; NOTICE. (A)
NOTWITHSTANDING THE ADOPTION BY THE COMMISSIONER OF  ANY  PREPAID  DEBIT
CARD  OR  DIRECT  DEPOSIT  PROGRAM  FOR  PAYMENT  OF PERSONAL INCOME TAX
REFUNDS, ALL TAXPAYERS ARE ENTITLED:
  (1) TO RECEIVE PERSONAL INCOME TAX REFUNDS BY PAPER CHECK; AND
  (2) TO OPT OUT OF ANY PREPAID DEBIT CARD OR DIRECT DEPOSIT PROGRAM FOR
PAYMENT OF TAX REFUNDS.
  (B) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE TAXPAYERS WITH A CLEAR WRITTEN STATE-
MENT SETTING FORTH THE TAXPAYER'S RIGHT:
  (1) TO RECEIVE TAX REFUND PAYMENTS BY PAPER CHECK; AND
  (2) TO OPT OUT OF ANY PREPAID DEBIT CARD OR DIRECT DEPOSIT PROGRAM.
  (C) IN THE EVENT THAT THE COMMISSIONER ELECTS TO IMPLEMENT  A  PROGRAM
PROVIDING  FOR  PAYMENT  OF PERSONAL INCOME TAX REFUNDS BY PREPAID DEBIT
CARD OR DIRECT DEPOSIT TO A DESIGNATED  ACCOUNT  OF  THE  TAXPAYER,  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10324-05-1

Co-Sponsors

S5140B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6997B
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3013, Tax L

S5140B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the taxpayer refund choice act and affirms the right of state residents to receive personal income tax refunds by paper check and requires the department to fully describe any debit card or direct deposit program.

S5140B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5140B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5140--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. FARLEY, DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO, GRISANTI -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Investigations and Government Operations -- reported favorably from
  said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to  establishing  the  taxpayer
  refund  choice  act  and  affirming  the  right  of state residents to
  receive personal income tax refunds by paper check and  requiring  the
  department of taxation and finance to fully describe any debit card or
  direct   deposit  program;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "taxpayer
refund choice act".
  S 2. The tax law is amended by adding a new section 3013  to  read  as
follows:
  S  3013. METHOD OF PAYMENT OF PERSONAL INCOME TAX REFUNDS; NOTICE. (A)
NOTWITHSTANDING THE ADOPTION BY THE COMMISSIONER OF  ANY  PREPAID  DEBIT
CARD  OR  DIRECT  DEPOSIT  PROGRAM  FOR  PAYMENT  OF PERSONAL INCOME TAX
REFUNDS, ALL TAXPAYERS ARE ENTITLED:
  (1) TO RECEIVE PERSONAL INCOME TAX REFUNDS BY PAPER CHECK; AND
  (2) TO OPT OUT OF ANY PREPAID DEBIT CARD OR DIRECT DEPOSIT PROGRAM FOR
PAYMENT OF TAX REFUNDS.
  (B) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE TAXPAYERS WITH A CLEAR WRITTEN STATE-
MENT SETTING FORTH THE TAXPAYER'S RIGHT:
  (1) TO RECEIVE TAX REFUND PAYMENTS BY PAPER CHECK; AND
  (2) TO OPT OUT OF ANY PREPAID DEBIT CARD OR DIRECT DEPOSIT PROGRAM.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10324-08-1

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.