LiveOnNY Presented Senator Carlucci with the Legislative Champion Award

David Carlucci

October 04, 2019

(New City, NY) –. LiveOnNY presented the Legislative Champion Award to Sen. David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today at a ceremony outside the Rockland County Courthouse in New City for his work to increase and promote organ donation. At the ceremony, Carlucci was joined by several transplant recipients as well as Rockland County Executive Ed Day.

LiveOnNY presents the Legislative Champion Award to an individual who has gone above and beyond to raise awareness about organ donation. Today marked the 7th year anniversary of the signing of Lauren’s Law. Carlucci sponsored the bill in 2012, and the law helped increase the State average of registered organ donors from 21% in 2013 to 36% today, according to LiveOnNY. Lauren’s Law requires a person to answer yes or skip the question to becoming an organ donor when applying for a driver’s license.

“Sen. David Carlucci is an incredible advocate for organ, eye and tissue donation. He has gone above and beyond to educate the community and to support lifesaving legislation. I know his efforts go a long way to bring hope to the nearly 10,000 New Yorkers currently waiting for a transplant. I am proud to have him as a partner,” said LiveOnNY President & CEO Helen Irving.

“Its an honor and privilege to be presented with this prestigious award,” said Senator David Carlucci. “Thank you to LiveOnNY and the amazing transplant survivors we have from Rockland County like Lauren Shields, Roxanne Watson, and Bella Muñoz who have worked with me and educated me about the policies needed on the books to increase organ donation.”

Aside from Lauren’s Law, Carlucci has helped pass a multitude of bills to increase organ donation, including, paid family leave for a transplant procedure, allowing organ donors to claim tax deductions for related expenses, allowing taxpayers to make a charitable contribution to the Life Pass It On Trust Fund, and allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to register to be an organ donor.

senate Bill S514

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to organ donation

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee

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Jan 09, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations


S514 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §612, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7034
2017-2018: S1475, A7626

S514 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows a taxpayer or the spouse of a taxpayer to deduct costs related to the taxpayer's organ donation; includes child care costs within such allowable costs.

S514 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S514 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2019

Introduced  by  Sens.  CARLUCCI,  KAMINSKY,  KENNEDY  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Investigations and Government Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  tax law, in relation to the donation of a human


  Section  1.  Paragraph  38 of subsection (c) of section 612 of the tax
law, as added by chapter 565 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read  as
  (38)  An  amount  of  up  to ten thousand dollars if a taxpayer, while
living, donates one or more of his or her human organs to another  human
being  for  human organ transplantation. For purposes of this paragraph,
"human organ" means all or part of a liver, pancreas, kidney, intestine,
lung, or bone marrow. A subtract modification allowed under  this  para-
graph  shall  be  claimed  in  the taxable year in which the human organ
transplantation occurs.
  (A) A taxpayer shall claim the  subtract  modification  allowed  under
this paragraph only once and such subtract modification shall be claimed
for  only  the following unreimbursed expenses which are incurred by the
taxpayer OR SPOUSE OF THE TAXPAYER, and related to the taxpayer's  organ
  (i) travel expenses;
  (ii) lodging expenses; [and]
  (iii) lost wages[.]; AND
  (B)  The  subtract modification allowed under this paragraph shall not
be claimed by a part-year resident or a non-resident of this state.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets