Summary of the House Committee Version of the Bill


SPONSOR:  Coleman (Faith)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Special Committee on
Tax Reform by a vote of 10 to 0.

This substitute creates a check-off on the Missouri individual
and corporate income tax forms for contributions to the Breast
Cancer Awareness Trust Fund.  The funds will be transferred to
the Friends of the Missouri Women's Council to be used solely for
providing breast cancer services.

The provisions of the substitute will expire six years from the
effective date.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds in FY 2009, FY 2010, and
FY 2011.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the bill helps with breast
cancer awareness.  Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed
cancer among women and is second only to lung cancer in cancer
deaths in Missouri and the United States.  Breast cancer can be
treated if caught early.  Money will be collected on the tax
return with a check-off for donations.  The funds will be used
solely for providing breast cancer services including, but not
limited to, screening, mammograms, treatment, staging, and
follow-up services.

Testifying for the bill were Senator Coleman; and Mary Cottom,
Missouri Women's Council.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

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94th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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