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S01710 Summary:

Add S99-w, St Fin L; add S630-d, Tax L
Relates to establishing the "police officer protection" fund for the purpose of retrofitting officer patrol vehicles with bullet-proof glass.
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S01710 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 14, 2015
        Introduced by Sens. BOYLE, GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
          when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
        AN  ACT  to  amend the state finance law and the tax law, in relation to
          establishing the police officer protection fund
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  commissioner  of  the  division  of criminal justice
     2  services shall establish and implement a program to retrofit all  patrol
     3  vehicles  of  the  New York police department, and thereafter all patrol
     4  vehicles of the New York state police, with  bullet-proof  glass  within
     5  five  years  of the effective date of this act. Funding for such program
     6  shall be drawn from  the  police  officer  protection  fund  established
     7  pursuant to section 99-w of the state finance law.
     8    §  2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-w to
     9  read as follows:
    10    § 99-w. Police officer protection fund. 1. A special fund to be  known
    11  as  the  "police  officer  protection fund" is hereby established in the
    12  custody of the state comptroller and the commissioner  of  taxation  and
    13  finance.
    14    2.  The  fund  shall  consist  of  all monies transferred to such fund
    15  pursuant to law, all monies required by any provision of law to be  paid
    16  into  or credited to the fund, all monies from gifts pursuant to section
    17  six hundred thirty-d of the tax law and any interest earnings which  may
    18  accrue  from  the  investment  of  monies in the fund. Nothing contained
    19  herein shall prevent the state from receiving grants, gifts or  bequests
    20  for  the  purposes of the fund as defined in this section and depositing
    21  them into the fund according to law.
    22    3. Monies of the fund, when allocated, shall be available to the divi-
    23  sion of criminal justice services for the purpose  of  establishing  and
    24  implementing  a  program to retrofit all patrol vehicles of the New York
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  police department, and thereafter all patrol vehicles of  the  New  York
     2  state police, with bullet-proof glass.
     3    4.  Monies  shall be payable from the fund on the audit and warrant of
     4  the comptroller on vouchers approved and certified by  the  commissioner
     5  of criminal justice services.
     6    §  3.  The tax law is amended by adding a new section 630-d to read as
     7  follows:
     8    § 630-d. Gift for the police officer protection  fund.  Effective  for
     9  any tax year commencing on or after January first, two thousand sixteen,
    10  an  individual in any taxable year may elect to contribute to the police
    11  officer protection fund. Such contribution shall be in any whole  dollar
    12  amount  and  shall not reduce the amount of state tax owed by such indi-
    13  vidual. The commissioner shall include space on the personal income  tax
    14  return  to enable a taxpayer to make such contribution.  Notwithstanding
    15  any other provision of law  all  revenues  collected  pursuant  to  this
    16  section  shall  be  credited  to police officer protection fund and used
    17  only for those purposes enumerated in section ninety-nine-w of the state
    18  finance law.
    19    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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