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H. B. 2995


(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Kiss and Delegates Iaquinta, Crosier, Hartman, Leach, Miley, Pino, Proudfoot, Susman,

Trump and Varner)

[Introduced March 11, 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 §16-5Q-4, relating to including on the state personal income tax return a checkoff option to donate some or all of any tax refund to the "James 'Tiger' Morton Catastrophic Illness Check-off 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 §16-5Q-4, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 5Q. THE JAMES 'TIGER' MORTON CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS FUND.

§16-5Q-4. The James 'Tiger' Morton Catastrophic Illness Check-off Program.

(a) Each West Virginia individual income tax return form shall contain a designation as follows:
"James 'Tiger' Morton Catastrophic Illness Checkoff Program" - "Donations to be used as a source of economic assistance to the citizens of this state facing catastrophic illness."
Check ( ) if you wish to designate $1, $5, $10 or more of your tax refund for this program. If joint return, check ( ) if spouse wishes to designate $1, $5, $10 or more."
(b) Each individual taxpayer desiring to contribute to the James 'Tiger' Morton Catastrophic Illness Checkoff Program may designate by placing an "X" in the appropriate box on the state income tax return form. His or her contribution shall be credited to the program.
(c) The Tax Department 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 who shall credit the amount to the James 'Tiger' Morton Catastrophic Illness Fund, to be used in accordance with the statement of purpose prescribed in section one of this article.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to include on the state personal income tax return a checkoff option to donate some or all of any tax refund to the "James 'Tiger' Morton Catastrophic Illness Check-off Program."


This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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