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.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
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 --
committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
recommitted to said committee
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, or for any other
10 library, library system or purpose enumerated in section two hundred
11 seventy-three of the education law. Such contribution shall be in any
12 whole dollar amount and shall not reduce the amount of state tax owed by
13 such individual. The commissioner shall include space on the personal
14 income tax return to enable a taxpayer to make such contribution.
15 Notwithstanding any other provision of law all revenues collected pursu-
16 ant to this section shall be credited to the state library aid program
17 and shall be used in addition to, not to supplant, existing funding
18 under the state library aid program and used for only those purposes
19 enumerated in section two hundred seventy-three of the education law.
20 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.