senate Bill S4492

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to a report on the impact of a tax deduction for expenses of the adoption of a special needs child

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 23, 2017 signed chap.382
Oct 11, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 12, 2017 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.119
substituted for a6800
May 08, 2017 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 26, 2017 advanced to third reading
Apr 25, 2017 2nd report cal.
Apr 24, 2017 1st report cal.569
Feb 16, 2017 referred to social services

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S4492 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6800
Law Section:
Social Services

S4492 - Summary

Requires the office of children and family services, in conjunction with the department of taxation and finance, to complete a report by July 30, 2018, on the impact of a tax deduction for expenses, including adoption fees, medical and legal fees, court costs and any other related expenses paid or incurred by a taxpayer and attributed to the adoption of a special needs child.

S4492 - Sponsor Memo

S4492 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4492

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 16, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT in relation to a report on the impact  of  a  tax  deduction  for
  expenses of the adoption of a special needs child

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

  Section 1. 1. The office of children and family services, in consulta-
tion with the department of  taxation  and  finance,  shall  complete  a
report on the impact of a tax deduction for expenses, including adoption
fees, medical and legal fees, court costs and any other related expenses
paid  or  incurred  by  a  taxpayer  and attributed to the adoption of a
special needs child.
  2. Such report shall include, but not be limited to:
  (a) the trend of adoptions for special needs children  over  the  past
ten years;
  (b)  how many special needs children have been adopted in the past ten
years in the state of New York;
  (c) the length of the waiting period prior  to  adoption  for  special
needs children;
  (d)  the  per-year  out-of-pocket costs incurred by parents of special
needs children that would not be incurred by parents of children without
special needs; and
  (e) the existing benefits available for adoptive  parents  of  special
needs children.
  3. For purposes of this act, a child with special needs shall mean any
child  who  is  under the age of twenty-one and who possesses a specific
physical, mental, or emotional condition or disability of such  severity
or  kind  that,  in  the  opinion  of  the office of children and family
services,  would  constitute  a  significant  obstacle  to  the  child's
adoption.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09959-01-7

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