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Introduced Version House Bill 2415 History

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H. B. 2415


(By Delegates Tabb, Beach, Crosier,

Michael and Armstead)

[Introduced February 16, 2005; referred to the

Committee on Finance.]




A BILL to amend the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2-37, relating to creating a voluntary checkoff on State income tax returns to donate refunds to family literacy program; specifying purposes; providing for administration; and providing for State Board rule to implement program.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2-37, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 2. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

§18-2-37. West Virginia family literacy initiative checkoff program; State Board to propose rules.

(a) The Department of Tax and Revenue shall cause each West Virginia personal income tax return form to contain a provision whereby the taxpayer, and his or her spouse if a joint return, may designate a portion or all of his or her tax refund to the West Virginia Family Literacy Initiative Checkoff Program. The contribution made shall be credited to the program.
(b) The Department of Tax and Revenue shall determine by the first day of July of each year the total amount designated pursuant to this section and shall report the amount to the State Treasurer. The State Treasurer shall credit the amount to a fund in the Department of Education to be known as the "West Virginia Family Literacy Initiative Checkoff Fund." Expenditures from the fund shall be for the purposes set forth in this section.
(c) The funds in the "West Virginia Family Literacy Initiative Checkoff Fund" shall be used for the purpose of providing State grants to schools and public libraries in this State to implement family literacy programs as provided in this section. The program shall promote, encourage and teach adults with low functional literacy skills to learn to read with their children, grandchildren or other family members. The Superintendent, under the direction of the State Board, through the Department of Education, Division of Technical and Adult Education, family literacy initiative, shall administer the program. The State Board shall promulgate legislative rules in accordance with the provisions of article three-b, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to implement the program.
(d) This section shall apply to all personal income tax returns required to be filed for tax year, two thousand five, and before the first day of July, two thousand ten.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create a voluntary checkoff on state income tax returns to donate refunds to family literacy program; specify purposes of the program; provide for administration of the program; and provide for a State Board rule to implement the program.

§18-2-37
is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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