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  • NJ A4664
  • Provides gross income tax credits for certain taxpayers who donate organs.
Introduced
(3/6/2017)
In Committee
(3/6/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill seeks to encourage greater participation in State-authorized organ donation programs. Currently, approximately 5,000 New Jersey residents are waiting for an organ or tissue transplant. Meanwhile, one single donor can save up to eight lives and improve the quality of life for up to 50 individuals. Yet only 34 percent of New Jersey adults are presently registered as organ donors, which is the sixth lowest participation rate in the country. This bill creates a $1,000 gross income tax credit for individuals who have registered as an organ donor with the Motor Vehicle Commission, with a county of this State, or with the State's Donate Life New Jersey Registry, and who, upon death, donate organs for human transplant. This credit is refundable, with any balance then given as a credit to the estate. The executor or executrix of the decedent's estate would be required to obtain documentation to confirm that the donor was a registered organ donor and that the donor's organs were harvested to be transplanted into another human being. This $1,000 credit may also be claimed by a living donor who donates all or part of his or her organs for human organ transplantation.
Human Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee  (on 3/6/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
3/6/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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