Repeals the provision of law that volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers who receive a real property tax exemption for service may not receive the income tax credit for such service.
Ayes (29): DeFrancisco, Johnson, Alesi, Bonacic, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Marcellino, Nozzolio, Robach, Saland, Seward, Young, Breslin, Diaz, Dilan, Gianaris, Montgomery, Oppenheimer, Peralta, Perkins, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (4): Little, Duane, Kruger, Rivera
Nays (1): Krueger
Absent (1): Parker
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to granting school districts the power to accept and solicit gifts and donations
PURPOSE: This bill provides authorization to school districts to accept and or solicit gifts and donations.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1503-a is added to the education law in order to allow school districts to accept and solicit gifts and donations. The receipt of such gifts, donations, contributions or any other funds will be disregarded for all apportionments, computations, and determinations of state aid
JUSTIFICATION: Schools districts throughout the state are constantly stretching their state allocated funds to offer students the best possible education. Too often, school administrators have to make tough choices that sacrifice one project or program for another.
Currently school districts are allowed to accept gifts, donations and contributions, but are not allowed to seek them out. This legislation would allow school districts to actively solicit gifts and donations. Acceptance of any such gift would not effect school districts' apportionments, computations and determinations for state aid purposes.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011.12: S.926; 2009-10: S.579; 2008: S.4379; 2003.2004: S.774; 2001-02: S.3643
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1505 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 7, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to the volunteer firefighters' and ambulance workers' credit, and to repeal paragraph 2 of subsection (e-1) of section 606 of the tax law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subsection (e-1) of section 606 of the tax law is REPEALED. S 2. Paragraphs 3 and 4 of subsection (e-1) of section 606 of the tax law, paragraph 4 as renumbered by section 4 of part N of chapter 61 of the laws of 2006, are renumbered paragraphs 2 and 3. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2012.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03565-01-1