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SB 1359: Tax Check-offs for Cancer Research (2012)


This bill extends the sunsets of two California personal income tax “check-offs” that would have expired at the end of 2012. 

California taxpayers will continue to have the option of checking off these boxes on their tax returns to donate to the California Breast Cancer Research Fund or, separately, California Cancer Research Fund.  These tax check-offs generated about $450,000 each for cancer research in 2011.

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

Final Status and Text

SB 1359 is no longer active.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 1359

09/24/2012 - "Check the Box, Fund the Fight:" Simitian Bill to Boost Cancer Research Signed by Governor

08/30/2012 - "Check the Box, Fund the Fight:" Simitian Bill To Boost Breast Cancer Research Heads to Governor