senate Bill S5790A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes a tax check-off for gifts to food banks

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Apr 18, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2012 print number 5790a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jun 16, 2011 referred to rules

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Apr 18, 2012 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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S5790 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A359A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §625-a, Tax L; add §82, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A6045A

S5790 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes a tax check-off for gifts to food banks; establishes the gifts to food banks fund; authorizes and directs the commissioner of temporary and disability assistance to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to distribute grants to local not-for-profit corporations for the distribution of food to persons in need.

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BILL NUMBER:S5790

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the tax law and the state finance law, in relation to
authorizing a tax check-off for gifts to food banks

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Authorizes a tax check-off for gifts
to the regional food banks to assist in providing food and nutritious
supplement to those in need throughout New York State.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The Tax Law is amended by adding a new Section 625-a
and the State Finance Law is amended by adding a new
Section 82 to allow taxpayers to make contributions to the regional
food banks in New York State on their tax returns.

JUSTIFICATION:
Clearly, in both good times and bad, there will always
be families that are, sadly, unable to afford good food and proper
nutrition and this is even more evident as both the state and federal
governments create limitations for financial assistance for those in
need. More than that, as more and more families rely on
not-for-profit organizations, religious groups and regional food
banks, we must ensure that these associations have the needed
resources to respond.

With that said, this legislation would provide a great and growing
opportunity for food banks and the like to increase their outreach
and ability to serve the neediest of our residents at a time when
they need that assistance to, in some cases, simply sustain
themselves and their families from one paycheck to the next.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
1999-00: A.6511/S.5056
2001-02: A.1447/S.538
2003-04: A.865/S.191
2005-06: A.602/S.1131
2007-08: A.1604/S.240
2009-10: A.6045-A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  5790

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the tax law and the state finance law,  in  relation  to
  authorizing a tax check-off for gifts to food banks

  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  625-a  to
read as follows:
  S  625-A. GIFTS TO FOOD BANKS. EFFECTIVE FOR ANY TAXABLE YEAR COMMENC-
ING ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE, AN INDIVIDUAL IN ANY
TAXABLE YEAR MAY ELECT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE STATE GIFTS  TO  FOOD  BANKS
FUND  FOR  FINANCIAL  SUPPORT FOR REGIONAL FOOD BANKS. SUCH CONTRIBUTION
SHALL BE IN ANY WHOLE DOLLAR AMOUNT AND SHALL NOT REDUCE THE  AMOUNT  OF
STATE  TAX OWED BY SUCH INDIVIDUAL. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL INCLUDE SPACE
ON THE PERSONAL 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  GIFTS  TO
FOOD  BANKS  FUND AND USED ONLY FOR THOSE PURPOSES ENUMERATED IN SECTION
EIGHTY-TWO OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new  section  82  to
read as follows:
  S  82.  GIFTS  TO  FOOD BANKS FUND. THE GIFTS TO FOOD BANKS FUND SHALL
CONSIST OF ALL MONEYS RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE
FROM GIFTS TO FOOD BANKS PURSUANT TO SECTION SIX  HUNDRED  TWENTY-FIVE-A
OF  THE  TAX  LAW.  SUCH MONEYS, AFTER APPROPRIATION BY THE LEGISLATURE,
SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY  ASSISTANCE
FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF GRANTS TO REGIONAL FOOD BANKS ORGANIZED TO SERVE
SPECIFIC  REGIONS THAT GENERALLY COLLECT AND REDISTRIBUTE FOOD DONATIONS
TO ORGANIZATIONS SERVING PERSONS IN NEED. THE COMMISSIONER OF  TEMPORARY
AND  DISABILITY  ASSISTANCE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO PROMUL-
GATE RULES AND  REGULATIONS  NECESSARY  FOR  THE  DISTRIBUTION  OF  SUCH
GRANTS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03558-01-1

S5790A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A359A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §625-a, Tax L; add §82, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A6045A

S5790A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes a tax check-off for gifts to food banks; establishes the gifts to food banks fund; authorizes and directs the commissioner of temporary and disability assistance to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to distribute grants to local not-for-profit corporations for the distribution of food to persons in need.

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BILL NUMBER:S5790A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the tax law and the state finance law, in relation to
authorizing a tax check-off for gifts to food banks

PURPOSE:
Authorizes a tax check-off for gifts to the regional food banks to
assist in providing food and nutritious supplement to those in need
throughout New York State.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The Tax Law is amended by adding a new Section 625-a and the State
Finance Law is amended by adding a new Section 82 to allow taxpayers
to make contributions to the regional food banks in New York State on
their tax returns.

JUSTIFICATION:
Clearly, in both good times and bad, there will always be families
that are, sadly, unable to afford good food and proper nutrition and
this is even more evident as both the state and federal governments
create limitations for financial assistance for those in need. More
than that, as more and more families rely on not-for-profit
organizations, religious groups and regional food banks, we must
ensure that these associations have the needed resources to respond.

With that said, this legislation would provide a great and growing
opportunity for food banks and the like to increase their outreach
and ability to serve the neediest of our residents at a time when
they need that assistance to, in some cases, simply sustain
themselves and their families from one paycheck to the next.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
1999-00: A.6511/S.5056
2001-02: A.1447/S.538
2003-04: A.865/S.191
2005-06: A.602/S.1131
2007-08: A.1604/S.240
2009-10: A.6045A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                 5790--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on Investigations and Government Operations in accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- 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
  authorizing a tax check-off for gifts to food banks

  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  625-a  to
read as follows:
  S  625-A. GIFTS TO FOOD BANKS. EFFECTIVE FOR ANY TAXABLE YEAR COMMENC-
ING ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, AN  INDIVIDUAL  IN
ANY  TAXABLE  YEAR  MAY  ELECT  TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE STATE GIFTS TO FOOD
BANKS FUND FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR REGIONAL FOOD BANKS. SUCH  CONTRIB-
UTION  SHALL  BE  IN  ANY  WHOLE  DOLLAR AMOUNT AND SHALL NOT REDUCE THE
AMOUNT OF STATE TAX OWED BY  SUCH  INDIVIDUAL.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL
INCLUDE  SPACE ON THE PERSONAL 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
GIFTS TO FOOD BANKS FUND AND USED ONLY FOR THOSE PURPOSES ENUMERATED  IN
SECTION EIGHTY-TWO OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S  2.  The  state finance law is amended by adding a new section 82 to
read as follows:
  S 82. GIFTS TO FOOD BANKS FUND. THE GIFTS TO  FOOD  BANKS  FUND  SHALL
CONSIST OF ALL MONEYS RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE
FROM  GIFTS  TO FOOD BANKS PURSUANT TO SECTION SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE-A
OF THE TAX LAW. SUCH MONEYS, AFTER  APPROPRIATION  BY  THE  LEGISLATURE,
SHALL  BE AVAILABLE TO THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE
FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF GRANTS TO REGIONAL FOOD BANKS ORGANIZED TO SERVE
SPECIFIC REGIONS THAT GENERALLY COLLECT AND REDISTRIBUTE FOOD  DONATIONS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03558-02-1

S. 5790--A                          2

TO  ORGANIZATIONS SERVING PERSONS IN NEED. THE COMMISSIONER OF TEMPORARY
AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED  TO  PROMUL-
GATE  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  NECESSARY  FOR  THE  DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH
GRANTS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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