assembly Bill A6770B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for tax credit for the adoption of household pets from animal shelter or humane society

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 03, 2016 print number 6770b
Mar 03, 2016 amend and recommit to ways and means
Jan 06, 2016 referred to ways and means
May 12, 2015 print number 6770a
May 12, 2015 amend and recommit to ways and means
Apr 02, 2015 referred to ways and means

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A6770 - Details

Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A992
2011-2012: A742
2013-2014: A979
2017-2018: A3875
2019-2020: A286
2021-2022: A652

A6770 - Summary

Provides for tax credit for the adoption of household pets from animal shelters or humane societies.

A6770 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6770

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Ways and Means

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing  a  tax  credit
  for the adoption of household pets

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

  Section 1. Section 606 of the tax law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subsection (ccc) to read as follows:
  (CCC) CREDIT FOR THE ADOPTION OF HOUSEHOLD PETS. (1) GENERAL. AN INDI-
VIDUAL TAXPAYER SHALL BE ALLOWED A CREDIT FOR TAXABLE YEARS BEGINNING ON
OR  AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN AGAINST THE TAX IMPOSED BY
THIS ARTICLE FOR THE COST OF ADOPTING A MAXIMUM OF THREE HOUSEHOLD  PETS
PER  TAXABLE  YEAR  FROM  A QUALIFYING POUND, SHELTER, DULY INCORPORATED
SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, HUMANE  SOCIETY,  DOG,
CAT  OR OTHER PROTECTIVE OR RESCUE ASSOCIATION. THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT
SHALL BE FOR THE ACTUAL COST OF SUCH ADOPTION, BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED  THE
MAXIMUM  CREDIT OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER HOUSEHOLD PET, FOR A MAXIMUM
OF THREE PETS PER TAXABLE YEAR.
  (2) DEFINITION.  THE TERM "HOUSEHOLD PET" SHALL MEAN ANY DOG,  CAT  OR
OTHER  DOMESTICATED ANIMAL KEPT FOR THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF COMPANIONSHIP
THAT IS NORMALLY MAINTAINED IN OR NEAR THE HOUSEHOLD  OF  THE  OWNER  OR
PERSON  WHO  CARES  FOR  SUCH DOMESTICATED ANIMAL, PROVIDED THAT KEEPING
SUCH ANIMAL IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF FEDERAL,
STATE OR LOCAL LAW.
  (3) WHEN CREDIT ALLOWED. THE CREDIT PROVIDED FOR  IN  THIS  SUBSECTION
SHALL  BE  ALLOWED  WITH  RESPECT  TO THE TAXABLE YEAR, COMMENCING AFTER
JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, IN WHICH THE PET IS ADOPTED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  apply  to  pet
adoptions in taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2015.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08565-01-5

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A6770A - Details

Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A992
2011-2012: A742
2013-2014: A979
2017-2018: A3875
2019-2020: A286
2021-2022: A652

A6770A - Summary

Provides for tax credit for the adoption of household pets from animal shelters or humane societies.

A6770A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6770--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. ROSENTHAL, SKOUFIS, TITONE, FAHY -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A. SIMON -- read once and referred to the  Committee
  on  Ways  and  Means  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing  a  tax  credit
  for the adoption of household pets

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

  Section 1. Section 606 of the tax law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subsection (ccc) to read as follows:
  (CCC) CREDIT FOR THE ADOPTION OF HOUSEHOLD PETS. (1) GENERAL. AN INDI-
VIDUAL TAXPAYER SHALL BE ALLOWED A CREDIT FOR TAXABLE YEARS BEGINNING ON
OR  AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN AGAINST THE TAX IMPOSED BY
THIS ARTICLE FOR THE COST OF ADOPTING A MAXIMUM OF THREE HOUSEHOLD  PETS
PER  TAXABLE  YEAR  FROM A QUALIFYING ANIMAL SHELTER.  THE AMOUNT OF THE
CREDIT SHALL BE ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER ANIMAL OR  THE  ACTUAL  COST  OF
SUCH ADOPTION, WHICHEVER IS LESS BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM CREDIT
OF  THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER HOUSEHOLD PET, FOR A MAXIMUM OF THREE PETS
PER TAXABLE YEAR.
  (2) DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION:
  (A) THE TERM "HOUSEHOLD PET" SHALL MEAN ANY DOG, CAT OR OTHER DOMESTI-
CATED ANIMAL KEPT FOR THE  PRIMARY  PURPOSE  OF  COMPANIONSHIP  THAT  IS
NORMALLY  MAINTAINED IN OR NEAR THE HOUSEHOLD OF THE OWNER OR PERSON WHO
CARES FOR SUCH DOMESTICATED ANIMAL, PROVIDED THAT KEEPING SUCH ANIMAL IS
NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL
LAW.
  (B) THE TERM "QUALIFYING ANIMAL SHELTER" SHALL MEAN THE FOLLOWING:
  (I) ANY MUNICIPAL POUND  OR  SHELTER  HARBORING  ANIMALS  PURSUANT  TO
SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED FOURTEEN OF THE AGRICULTURE AND
MARKETS LAW;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08565-05-5

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A6770B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A992
2011-2012: A742
2013-2014: A979
2017-2018: A3875
2019-2020: A286
2021-2022: A652

A6770B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for tax credit for the adoption of household pets from animal shelters or humane societies.

A6770B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6770--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  SKOUFIS,  TITONE,  FAHY, WEPRIN,
  BICHOTTE, RAIA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. SIMON  --  read  once
  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Ways  and  Means  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Ways and Means in
  accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing  a  tax  credit
  for the adoption of household pets

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

  Section 1. Section 606 of the tax law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subsection (eee) to read as follows:
  (EEE) CREDIT FOR THE ADOPTION OF HOUSEHOLD PETS. (1) GENERAL. AN INDI-
VIDUAL TAXPAYER SHALL BE ALLOWED A CREDIT FOR TAXABLE YEARS BEGINNING ON
OR  AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN AGAINST THE TAX IMPOSED BY
THIS ARTICLE FOR THE COST OF ADOPTING A MAXIMUM OF THREE HOUSEHOLD  PETS
PER  TAXABLE  YEAR  FROM A QUALIFYING ANIMAL SHELTER.  THE AMOUNT OF THE
CREDIT SHALL BE ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER ANIMAL OR  THE  ACTUAL  COST  OF
SUCH ADOPTION, WHICHEVER IS LESS BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM CREDIT
OF  THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER HOUSEHOLD PET, FOR A MAXIMUM OF THREE PETS
PER TAXABLE YEAR.
  (2) DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION:
  (A) THE TERM "HOUSEHOLD PET" SHALL MEAN ANY DOG, CAT OR OTHER DOMESTI-
CATED ANIMAL KEPT FOR THE  PRIMARY  PURPOSE  OF  COMPANIONSHIP  THAT  IS
NORMALLY  MAINTAINED IN OR NEAR THE HOUSEHOLD OF THE OWNER OR PERSON WHO
CARES FOR SUCH DOMESTICATED ANIMAL, PROVIDED THAT KEEPING SUCH ANIMAL IS
NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL
LAW.
  (B) THE TERM "QUALIFYING ANIMAL SHELTER" SHALL MEAN THE FOLLOWING:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08565-08-6