Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 2:00 am
A bill www.cialisgeneriquefr24.com/tadalafil-hypertrophie-prostate/ awaiting signature by Gov. Andrew Cuomo would create a fund to raise awareness of mental-health issues.
And the money would not come from taxation.
S.632A would create a Mental Illness Anti-Stigma Fund precios viagra chile through a checkoff box that would appear on New York state income-tax forms.
As you fill out your income taxes, you already have the option to donate to eight causes by checking one or more boxes.
The first voluntary contribution created in New York was the Return a Gift to Wildlife fund, added to tax returns in 1982. That money goes into the Conservation Fund, to be used by the Department of Environmental Conservation for fish-and-wildlife-related purposes.
In 1995, a second checkoff was added, one that has an especially big impact in our region. People can send a portion of their tax return to support maintenance and operation of the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center.
Since then, checkoffs were added for breast cancer research and education; missing and exploited children; Alzheimer’s disease support services; prostate
cancer research, detection and education; the World Trade Center Memorial Fund; and recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters and EMS workers.
The State Comptroller’s Office reported in January 2014 that over three decades, New Yorkers have contributed more than $51 million through tax checkoffs, averaging about $1.6 million a year.
The precedent for directing these donations toward health-related issues has been firmly established, so adding mental health to the choices is certainly fitting.