SECTION 1. Chapter 10 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 35AAA, inserted by section 25 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014, the following section:-
Section 35BBB. There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the YMCA’s Youth & Government Fund to be used for the purposes of funding the YMCA’s Youth & Government program. The fund shall be administered by the state treasurer. The fund shall consist of all revenues received by the commonwealth pursuant to the voluntary check-off donation indicated on the department of revenue’s annual income tax return authorized by section 6O of chapter 62 and from public and private sources such as gifts, grants and donations to further fund the YMCA’s Youth & Government program. The state treasurer shall deposit amounts in the fund in accordance with section 34 of chapter 29 in a manner that will secure the highest interest rate available consistent with the safety of the fund and with the requirement that all amounts on deposit shall be available for immediate withdrawal at any time. The monies shall be expended by the state treasurer without further appropriation for the purposes of funding the YMCA’s Youth & Government program and any funds remaining at the end of any fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for use in subsequent fiscal years.
SECTION 2. Chapter 62 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 6N, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, the following section:-
Section 6O. A person filing an individual or a joint return may voluntarily contribute all or part of any refund to which they are entitled, or may voluntarily add an amount on to any amount due, to be credited to the YMCA’s Youth & Government Fund. A contribution under this section may be made with respect to any taxable year at the time of filing a return of the tax established by this chapter for such taxable year. The commissioner shall prescribe the manner in which the contribution shall be made on the face of the return required by section 5 of chapter 62C; provided, however, that the commissioner shall assure that taxpayers filing any such forms are made clearly aware of their ability to make the contributions provided for by this section. The commissioner shall annually report the total amount designated under this section to the state treasurer, who shall credit such amount to the YMCA’s Youth & Government Fund.
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