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S00946 Summary:

BILL NO    S00946A

SAME AS    SAME AS A07097-A

SPONSOR    LARKIN

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Add S625-a, Tax L; add S82, St Fin L

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.
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S00946 Text:

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

                                        946--A

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 9, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
         ment Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on Investigations  and
         Government  Operations  in  accordance  with  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
         committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
         recommitted to said committee

       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:

    1    Section  1.  The  tax  law is amended by adding a new section 625-a to
    2  read as follows:
    3    S 625-A. GIFTS TO FOOD BANKS. EFFECTIVE FOR ANY TAXABLE YEAR  COMMENC-
    4  ING  ON  OR  AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, AN INDIVIDUAL IN
    5  ANY TAXABLE YEAR MAY ELECT TO CONTRIBUTE TO  THE  STATE  GIFTS  TO  FOOD
    6  BANKS  FUND FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR REGIONAL FOOD BANKS. SUCH CONTRIB-
    7  UTION SHALL BE IN ANY WHOLE DOLLAR  AMOUNT  AND  SHALL  NOT  REDUCE  THE
    8  AMOUNT  OF  STATE  TAX  OWED  BY SUCH INDIVIDUAL. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
    9  INCLUDE SPACE ON THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX RETURN TO ENABLE A TAXPAYER  TO
   10  MAKE  SUCH  CONTRIBUTION. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW ALL
   11  REVENUES COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL  BE  CREDITED  TO  THE
   12  GIFTS  TO FOOD BANKS FUND AND USED ONLY FOR THOSE PURPOSES ENUMERATED IN
   13  SECTION EIGHTY-TWO OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
   14    S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new  section  82  to
   15  read as follows:
   16    S  82. GIFTS TO FOOD BANKS FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE
   17  SOLE CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE A SPECIAL  FUND
   18  TO  BE KNOWN AS THE "GIFTS TO FOOD BANKS FUND". MONIES IN THE FUND SHALL
   19  BE KEPT SEPARATE FROM AND NOT COMMINGLED WITH OTHER FUNDS  HELD  IN  THE
   20  SOLE CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD04216-04-4
       S. 946--A                           2

    1    2.  SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL REVENUES RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT
    2  OF TAXATION AND FINANCE  PURSUANT  TO  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SECTION  SIX
    3  HUNDRED  TWENTY-FIVE-A  OF THE TAX LAW AND ALL OTHER MONEY APPROPRIATED,
    4  CREDITED, OR TRANSFERRED THERETO FROM ANY OTHER FUND OR SOURCE  PURSUANT
    5  TO  LAW.  NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PREVENT THE STATE FROM RECEIVING
    6  GRANTS, GIFTS OR BEQUESTS FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE  FUND  AS  DEFINED  IN
    7  THIS SECTION AND DEPOSITING THEM INTO THE FUND ACCORDING TO LAW.
    8    3.  MONIES  OF THE FUND SHALL, AFTER APPROPRIATION BY THE LEGISLATURE,
    9  BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND  DISABILITY  ASSISTANCE
   10  FOR  GRANTS  TO REGIONAL FOOD BANKS, ORGANIZED TO SERVE SPECIFIC REGIONS
   11  OF THE STATE, THAT GENERALLY COLLECT AND REDISTRIBUTE FOOD DONATIONS  TO
   12  ORGANIZATIONS  SERVING PERSONS IN NEED. MONIES SHALL BE PAYABLE FROM THE
   13  FUND BY THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE ON VOUCHERS APPROVED BY
   14  THE COMMISSIONER OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE. THE COMMISSION-
   15  ER OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE  SHALL  PROMULGATE  RULES  AND
   16  REGULATIONS NECESSARY FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH GRANTS.
   17    S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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