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SB 164: Child Trust Fund and Endangered Species Tax Check-Off (2011)


Currently individual taxpayers are allowed to designate on their tax return contributions for the support of 14 voluntary contribution funds (VCFs).  Two of these funds, the State Children’s Trust Fund for the Prevention of Child Abuse and the Rare and Endangered Species Preservation Program, are set to sunset on January 1, 2013.  Senate Bill 164 would extend the sunset date to January 1, 2018.  The Franchise Tax Board reports that in calendar year 2010, the Children’s Trust Fund received $448,081 in contributions, while the Preservation Program received $578,215.

After the bill passed the Legislature, Senator Simitian sent a letter to the Governor urging his signature.

For more information, you can read the SB 164 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

SB 164 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Signed into Law

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.

News & Press Releases about SB 164

12/27/2011 - Simitian Bills Become Law on January 1

10/11/2011 - Simitian Legislation Preserves Funding for Child Abuse Prevention and Endangered Species