Bill S718-2011

Exempts receipts from goods sold by elementary or secondary schools from sales and compensating use tax when the purpose is to raise funds

Exempts receipts from goods sold by elementary or secondary schools from sales and compensating use tax when the purpose is to raise funds for school-related activities, including but not limited to school assemblies and field trips.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S718

TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the constitution, in relation to veterans' credits for civil service appointments and promotions

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation increases the point of credit for veterans and disabled veterans with regard to civil service appointments and promotions.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 85 of the civil service law to increase from 10 to 15 additional points on an appointment exam for disabled veterans, and 7.5 points on a promotional exam. Also increases from 5 to 10 additional credit for non-disabled veterans for original exams, and from 2.5 points to 5 on a promotional exam.

JUSTIFICATION: Veterans across New York State are struggling to find employment in private-sector industries hit hard by the recession. Unemployment among all veterans in New York is over 7 percent. Unemployment has reached a staggering 20 percent for veterans under the age of 30 who recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a significant number of recently returned veterans have reported service-connected disabilities.

Our servicemen and women put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. We are therefore responsible for enhancing their economic opportunities to provide for themselves and for their families when they return home. This bill will achieve this by providing tax relief to businesses that hire returning and wounded veterans.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6081 of 2011-2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 718 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- 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 exempting receipts from sales of goods by elementary or secondary schools from the sales and compensating use tax THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 1115 of the tax law is amended by adding a new paragraph 44 to read as follows: (44) GOODS SOLD BY A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR THE PURPOSE OF RAISING FUNDS FOR SCHOOL-RELATED ACTIVITIES, INCLUD- ING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES AND FIELD TRIPS. S 2. Section 1116 of the tax law is amended by adding a new subdivi- sion (h) to read as follows: (H) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT FOREGOING PROVISION OF THIS SECTION, RECEIPTS FROM RETAIL SALES FOR GOODS SOLD BY A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR THE PURPOSE OF RAISING FUNDS FOR SCHOOL-RELATED ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES AND FIELD TRIPS, SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE SALES AND COMPEN- SATING USE TAX IMPOSED BY THIS ARTICLE. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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