senate Bill S4615

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for a personal income tax deduction for school supplies paid for out-of-pocket by K-12 teachers in public and nonpublic schools, up to $500 per year

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 11, 2016 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 09, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2016 1st report cal.690
Jan 25, 2016 print number 4615a
Jan 25, 2016 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 21, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to investigations and government operations
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 17, 2015 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2015 ordered to third reading cal.1465
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 27, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Apr 01, 2015 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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May 4, 2016 - Finance committee Vote

S4615A
33
0
committee
33
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
4
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 21, 2016 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S4615
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Jan 21, 2016

Jun 10, 2015 - Rules committee Vote

S4615
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 27, 2015 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S4615
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 27, 2015

excused (1)

Co-Sponsors

S4615 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4725
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §612, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S727
2011-2012: S5289
2013-2014: S3626, A7413
2017-2018: S4063, A4296
2019-2020: S371, A4805

S4615 - Summary

Provides for a personal income tax deduction for school supplies paid for out-of-pocket by K-12 teachers in public and nonpublic schools, up to $500 per year.

S4615 - Sponsor Memo

S4615 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4615

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 1, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  authorizing  a  personal
  income  tax deduction for elementary and secondary school teachers for
  certain expenses incurred for school supplies

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

  Section  1. Subsection (c) of section 612 of the tax law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 42 to read as follows:
  (42) EXPENSES NOT IN EXCESS OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ACTUALLY  INCURRED
AND  PAID BY AN ELIGIBLE EDUCATOR FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES, ACTUALLY USED AND
USEFUL, TO THE EXTENT NOT DEDUCTIBLE  IN  DETERMINING  FEDERAL  ADJUSTED
GROSS INCOME AND NOT REIMBURSED. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE
FOLLOWING TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (I) "ELIGIBLE EDUCATOR" MEANS A PERSON EMPLOYED AS A TEACHER, INSTRUC-
TOR,  COUNSELOR, PRINCIPAL OR AIDE IN A SCHOOL FOR AT LEAST NINE HUNDRED
HOURS DURING A SCHOOL YEAR.
  (II) "NONPUBLIC SCHOOL" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS PROVIDED FOR SUCH TERM
IN SUBPARAGRAPH (B)  OF  PARAGRAPH  THREE  OF  SUBSECTION  (J)  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  (III)  "SCHOOL"  MEANS ANY PUBLIC OR NONPUBLIC SCHOOL PROVIDING EDUCA-
TION IN ANY GRADE FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH.
  (IV) "SCHOOL SUPPLIES" INCLUDES BOOKS, SUPPLIES (OTHER  THAN  NON-ATH-
LETIC  SUPPLIES  FOR COURSES OF INSTRUCTION IN HEALTH OR PHYSICAL EDUCA-
TION), COMPUTER EQUIPMENT (INCLUDING RELATED SOFTWARE AND SERVICES), AND
OTHER EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS USED BY THE ELIGIBLE EDUCATOR
IN THE CLASSROOM.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable
years beginning on or after January 1, 2016.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01286-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S4615A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4725
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §612, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S727
2011-2012: S5289
2013-2014: S3626, A7413
2017-2018: S4063, A4296
2019-2020: S371, A4805

S4615A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for a personal income tax deduction for school supplies paid for out-of-pocket by K-12 teachers in public and nonpublic schools, up to $500 per year.

S4615A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4615A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4615--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 1, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LANZA, LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
  and  Government Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on Investi-
  gations and Government Operations in accordance with  Senate  Rule  6,
  sec.  8 -- 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 authorizing a personal
  income tax deduction for elementary and secondary school teachers  for
  certain expenses incurred for school supplies

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

  Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 612 of the tax law is amended  by
adding a new paragraph 44 to read as follows:
  (44)  EXPENSES NOT IN EXCESS OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ACTUALLY INCURRED
AND PAID BY AN ELIGIBLE EDUCATOR FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES, ACTUALLY USED  AND
USEFUL,  TO  THE  EXTENT  NOT DEDUCTIBLE IN DETERMINING FEDERAL ADJUSTED
GROSS INCOME AND NOT REIMBURSED. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE
FOLLOWING TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (I) "ELIGIBLE EDUCATOR" MEANS A PERSON EMPLOYED AS A TEACHER, INSTRUC-
TOR, COUNSELOR, PRINCIPAL OR AIDE IN A SCHOOL FOR AT LEAST NINE  HUNDRED
HOURS DURING A SCHOOL YEAR.
  (II) "NONPUBLIC SCHOOL" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS PROVIDED FOR SUCH TERM
IN  SUBPARAGRAPH  (B)  OF  PARAGRAPH  THREE  OF  SUBSECTION  (J) OF THIS
SECTION.
  (III) "SCHOOL" MEANS ANY PUBLIC OR NONPUBLIC SCHOOL  PROVIDING  EDUCA-
TION IN ANY GRADE FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH.
  (IV)  "SCHOOL  SUPPLIES" INCLUDES BOOKS, SUPPLIES (OTHER THAN NON-ATH-
LETIC SUPPLIES FOR COURSES OF INSTRUCTION IN HEALTH OR  PHYSICAL  EDUCA-
TION), COMPUTER EQUIPMENT (INCLUDING RELATED SOFTWARE AND SERVICES), AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01286-03-6

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