Bills would create tax form check-offs for cancer research, Boys and Girls Clubs

Two bills that would establish new funds to benefit cancer research and the Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey recently received Assembly approval.

One proposal, A1505, would create the “New Jersey Colon Cancer  Research Fund,” and the second, A3267, would create the “Boys and Girls Club in New Jersey Fund.”

If the bills become law, taxpayers would have the option of contributing to the funds through a check-off box on the state corporate and personal income tax returns.

In a release, A1505 prime sponsor Assemblyman Ruben J. Ramos Jr., (D-33), of Hoboken, said, “Education, prevention and early detection are key factors in controlling colorectal cancer.”

The bill is now in the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

Regarding A3267, prime sponsor Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, (D-20), of Union, said in a release, “The Boys and Girls Clubs provide a safe, educational environment for disadvantaged youth in the otherwise unsupervised hours before and after school.”

That bill is now in the hands of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bills would create tax form check-offs for cancer research, Boys and Girls Clubs