A2513, Providing for Voluntary Contributions to Cat and Dog Spay/Neuter Fund, Passes Senate and Assembly

June 26, 2009

A2513, provides for voluntary contributions by taxpayers on gross New Jersey State income tax returns to the Cat and Dog Spay/Neuter Fund or the Community Food Pantry Fund. A taxpayer can make contributions to either fund by indicating on his state tax return that a portion of his tax refund or an enclosed contribution is to be deposited into the specified fund. The Legislature is to appropriate all funds deposited into the Cat and Dog Spay/Neuter Fund to the Animal Population Control Fund in the Department of Health and Senior Services, which funds a low-cost spaying and neutering program.

THIS BILL WAS PASSED AS A2513 IN BOTH THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY ON JUNE 25, 2009

Primary Sponsor: Gordon M. Johnson
Primary Sponsor: Wayne P. DeAngelo
Primary Sponsor: Eric Munoz
Primary Sponsor: Elease Evans
Primary Sponsor: Herb Conaway, Jr.
Primary Sponsor: Albert Coutinho
Co-Sponsor: Linda Stender
Co-Sponsor: Declan J. O’Scanlon, Jr.
Co-Sponsor: Connie Wagner
Co-Sponsor: Mila M. Jasey
Co-Sponsor: Joseph Vas
Co-Sponsor: Linda R. Greenstein
Co-Sponsor: Nellie Pou
Co-Sponsor: Sandra Love
Co-Sponsor: Paul D. Moriarty
Co-Sponsor: Upendra J. Chivukula
Co-Sponsor: Joseph Cryan
Co-Sponsor: Dana L. Redd
Co-Sponsor: Robert M. Gordon
Co-Sponsor: Teresa M. Ruiz

3/13/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
10/23/2008 Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
10/27/2008 Passed by the Assembly (79-0-0)
10/27/2008 Received in the Senate
10/27/2008 Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
1/26/2009 Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
1/26/2009 Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
5/14/2009 Reported from Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee with favorable report
6/25/2009 Substituted by A2513
6/25/2009 PASSED BY THE SENATE (38-0) AND REFERRED TO ASSEMBLY
6/25/2009 Received in the Assembly, 2nd Reading on Concurrence
6/25/2009 PASSED ASSEMBLY (Passed Both Houses) (79-0-0)

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