Bill Text: NY A07563 | 2019-2020 | 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: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-6)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-09 - referred to ways and means [A07563 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07563-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                       May 9, 2019

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

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