ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (02/08/13)
Senate Bill Filing Deadline Arrives
The deadline for filing bills in the Senate arrived on Monday with a flurry of activity as senators raced to get their bills introduced. A similar phenomenon will occur next Monday when the bill filing deadline for the House occurs. In the meantime, there are two weeks left for bills to have a committee hearing in their house of origin.
With respect to legislative activity this week directly impacting the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC), the Senate approved SB 1172 by a 28 -0 vote. SB 1172 is the measure that would further simplify the charitable organization tax credit so that people no longer would need to itemize their taxes in order to take advantage of this credit.
A significant number of nonprofit organizations serving low income clients benefit greatly from this credit, including many faith based organizations such as crisis pregnancy centers and soup kitchens. SB 1172 now heads to the House for further action.
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