A06332 Summary:

Amd §612, Tax L
Provides for a personal income tax deduction, once every three years up to six hundred dollars, for the testing of potable well water by a certified laboratory.
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A06332 Actions:

04/05/2023referred to ways and means
01/03/2024referred to ways and means
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A06332 Committee Votes:

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A06332 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A06332 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to providing for a personal income tax deduction for certain well water testing   PURPOSE: To encourage private residence drinking water well owners to have their wells tested regularly   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 creates a new paragraph 47 of section 612 of the Tax Law to provide. a deduction of up to $600 to offset the expense of testing a residential potable water well for any substances monitored pursuant to the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act or section 1112 of the Public Health Law. Such testing must be conducted by a state-certified laboratory. The deduction can only be claimed once every three years. Section 2. Establishes the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Millions of New Yorkers obtain their drinking water from privately owned wells located on their property. In 2020, New York State set new drink- ing water standards for chemical compounds known as PFAS, which have been linked to auto-immune problems, as well as some types of cancer and other health issues. PFAS are often called "forever chemicals" because they are extremely durable, breaking down very slowly over time. Unfor- tunately, county health department labs are not equipped to test routinely for PFAS. This bill will encourage homeowners to monitor the status of their drinking water so that they can make more informed de'cisions to protect their health.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2021-22: A.10375/S.8878,   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A06332 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      April 5, 2023
        Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Ways and Means
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the tax law, in relation to providing for a personal
          income tax deduction for certain well water testing
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1. Subsection (c) of section 612 of the tax law is amended by
     2  adding a new paragraph 47 to read as follows:
     3    (47) (A) Expenses paid or incurred during the taxable year,  up  to  a
     4  limit  of six hundred dollars, for the testing of potable well water for
     5  any substances that are to  be  monitored  pursuant  to  section  eleven
     6  hundred  twelve  of  the public health law and the federal Safe Drinking
     7  Water Act (42 U.S.C. § 300g-1). Such modification shall only be  claimed
     8  by a property owner once every three years.
     9    (B)  To  qualify for this modification, the well water testing must be
    10  conducted by a state certified  laboratory.  Such  certified  laboratory
    11  must  notify  the  property  owner  if the well water sample exceeds the
    12  standards for potable drinking water as set by the department of health.
    13  The property owner must report any violation of the standards for drink-
    14  ing water to the local municipal health department.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable
    16  years commencing on or after the first of January in the year  in  which
    17  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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