Bill Text: NY A01960 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Directs the commissioner of taxation and finance to include a space on the personal income tax return for taxpayers to check off if they wish to contribute to the state library aid program for financial support for public libraries.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-6)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-13 - referred to ways and means [A01960 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A01960-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          1960

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 13, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by M. of A. CRUZ, SANTABARBARA, JEAN-PIERRE, WEPRIN, SAYEGH,
          THIELE, JACOBSON, SIMON,  MORINELLO,  MONTESANO,  B. MILLER,  GUNTHER,
          BARRON,  L. ROSENTHAL, JOYNER, ASHBY, SCHMITT, COOK, LUPARDO, DARLING,
          BUTTENSCHON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  ENGLEBRIGHT,  MANKTELOW
          -- read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

        AN  ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to authorizing a tax check-off
          for the state library system

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.    The tax law is amended by adding a new section 630-i to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 630-i. Gifts for the state library system.   Effective for  any  tax
     4  year  commencing  on or after January first, two thousand twenty-two, an
     5  individual in any taxable year may elect  to  contribute  to  the  state
     6  library  aid  program  for  financial  support  for public libraries and
     7  library systems, reference and research library  resource  systems,  the
     8  New  York  public  research  libraries, the Schomburg collection and the
     9  library for the blind and visually handicapped. Such contribution  shall
    10  be  in  any whole dollar amount and shall not reduce the amount of state
    11  tax owed by such individual. The commissioner shall include space on the
    12  personal income tax return to enable a taxpayer to  make  such  contrib-
    13  ution.    Notwithstanding  any  other  provision  of  law  all  revenues
    14  collected pursuant to this  section  shall  be  credited  to  the  state
    15  library  aid  program and shall be used in addition to, not to supplant,
    16  existing funding under the state library aid program and used  for  only
    17  those  purposes  enumerated  in section two hundred seventy-three of the
    18  education law.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06196-01-1
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