HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 207        FILED ON: 1/9/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2393

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce J. Ayers

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act providing for a donation check-off box on state tax returns for the Massachusetts Youth & Government program.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

1/8/2019

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

1/30/2019

Michael D. Brady

Second Plymouth and Bristol

1/29/2019

Daniel Cahill

10th Essex

1/31/2019

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

1/29/2019

William L. Crocker, Jr.

2nd Barnstable

1/29/2019

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

1/29/2019

Julian Cyr

Cape and Islands

2/1/2019

Linda Dean Campbell

15th Essex

1/31/2019

David F. DeCoste

5th Plymouth

1/31/2019

Diana DiZoglio

First Essex

1/30/2019

William J. Driscoll, Jr.

7th Norfolk

1/29/2019

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

1/29/2019

Carmine Lawrence Gentile

13th Middlesex

1/31/2019

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

1/29/2019

Carlos González

10th Hampden

1/31/2019

Natalie M. Higgins

4th Worcester

1/30/2019

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

1/29/2019

Daniel J. Hunt

13th Suffolk

1/28/2019

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

1/29/2019

Patrick Joseph Kearney

4th Plymouth

2/1/2019

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

1/31/2019

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

2/1/2019

Kathleen R. LaNatra

12th Plymouth

1/29/2019

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

1/31/2019

Joan B. Lovely

Second Essex

1/31/2019

Adrian C. Madaro

1st Suffolk

1/29/2019

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

1/31/2019

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

1/30/2019

Joan Meschino

3rd Plymouth

1/31/2019

Frank A. Moran

17th Essex

2/1/2019

Mathew J. Muratore

1st Plymouth

1/29/2019

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

1/31/2019

Shaunna L. O'Connell

3rd Bristol

1/29/2019

Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk

1/29/2019

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

2/1/2019

Jeffrey N. Roy

10th Norfolk

1/31/2019

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

1/30/2019

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

1/29/2019

Walter F. Timilty

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

2/1/2019

Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex

1/29/2019

John C. Velis

4th Hampden

2/1/2019

Thomas P. Walsh

12th Essex

1/31/2019

Bud L. Williams

11th Hampden

1/30/2019

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 207        FILED ON: 1/9/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2393

By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2393) of Bruce J. Ayers and others for legislation to provide a donation check-off box on state tax returns for the establishment of the Y.M.C.A youth and government fund.  Revenue.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1469 OF 2017-2018.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act providing for a donation check-off box on state tax returns for the Massachusetts Youth & Government program.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

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.