senate Bill S8938

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes a tax check-off for gifts to food banks

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.2129
substituted for s8938
Jun 20, 2018 substituted by a4572a
ordered to third reading cal.2129
Jun 06, 2018 referred to rules

S8938 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4572
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §625-a, Tax L; add §82, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6045
2011-2012: A359
2013-2014: A7097
2015-2016: A1568

S8938 - Summary

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.

S8938 - Sponsor Memo

S8938 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8938

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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 NINETEEN, 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. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN  THE
SOLE  CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE A SPECIAL FUND
TO BE KNOWN AS THE "GIFTS TO FOOD BANKS FUND". MONIES IN THE FUND  SHALL
BE  KEPT  SEPARATE  FROM AND NOT COMMINGLED WITH OTHER FUNDS HELD IN THE
SOLE CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE.
  2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL REVENUES RECEIVED BY THE  DEPARTMENT
OF  TAXATION  AND  FINANCE  PURSUANT  TO  THE  PROVISIONS OF SECTION SIX
HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE-A OF THE TAX LAW AND ALL OTHER  MONEY  APPROPRIATED,
CREDITED,  OR TRANSFERRED THERETO FROM ANY OTHER FUND OR SOURCE PURSUANT
TO LAW. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PREVENT THE STATE  FROM  RECEIVING
GRANTS,  GIFTS  OR  BEQUESTS  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE FUND AS DEFINED IN
THIS SECTION AND DEPOSITING THEM INTO THE FUND ACCORDING TO LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08794-03-8

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