Thursday, July 28, 2016

SB 898 - Make nonprofit animal blood banks exempt from sales tax.



SB 898- Make nonprofit animal blood banks exempt from sales tax

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SB 898 was drafted to clarify and enumerate the sales tax exemption for the sale of animal blood, blood products, and derivatives by a licensed nonprofit animal blood bank.  The clarification was necessary as sales tax audit by California's State Board of Equalization of Hemopet, a nonprofit animal blood bank established in 1991 by Jean Dodds, DVM, had resulted in an assessment in excess of $100,000.  SB 898 as drafted would have specifically exempted the sale of animal blood and related products from sales tax and directed the BOE to cancel its assessment.  Here's a link to information on the bill.

 

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_898&sess=CUR&house=B&author=nguyen_<nguyen>

 

SB 898 was passed unanimously by the California Senate.  Unfortunately, the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation passed the bill with amendments that would allow the BOE to collect the prior sales taxes from Hemopet, essentially putting it out of business.  The next stop is the Assembly Committee on Appropriations where SB 898 is scheduled to heard on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

 

Here's what I'm asking you to do:

 

1.  Contact the members of the Committee on Appropriations to encourage them to pass an additional amendment protecting nonprofit animal blood banks from the levy of past sales and use taxes.

 

Assembly Committee on Appropriations

 

Lorena S. Gonzalez (Chair)

D-80

T:  (916) 319-2080

F:  (916) 319-2180

 

Frank Bigelow (Vice Chair)

R-05

T:  (916) 319-2005

F:  (916) 319-2105

 

Richard Bloom

D-50

T:  (916) 319-2050

F:  (916) 319-2150

 

Susan A. Bonilla

D-14

T:  (916) 319-2014

F:  (916) 319-2114

 

Rob Bonta

D-18

T:  (916) 319-2018

F:  (916) 319-2118

 

Ian C. Calderon

D-57

T:  (916) 319-2057

F:  (916) 319-2157

 

Ling Ling Chang

R-55

T:  (916) 319-2055

F:  (916) 319-2155

 

Tom Daly

D-69

T:  (916) 319-2069

F:  (916) 319-2169

 

Susan Talamantes Eggman

D-13

T:  (916) 319-2013

F:  (916) 319-2113

 

James Gallagher

R-03

T:  (916) 319-2003

F:  (916) 319-2103

 

Eduardo Garcia

D-56

T:  (916) 319-2056

F:  (916) 319-2156

 

Chris R. Holden

D-41

T:  (916) 319-2041

F:  (916) 319-2141

 

Brian W. Jones

R-71

T:  (916) 319-2071

F:  (916) 319-2171

 

Jay Obernolte

R-33

T:  (916) 319-2033

F:  (916) 319-2133

 

Bill Quirk

D-20

T:  (916) 319-2020

F:  (916) 319-2120

 

Miguel Santiago

D-53

T:  (916) 319-2053

F:  (916) 319-2153

 

Donald P. Wagner

R-68

T:  (916) 319-2068

F:  (916) 319-2168

 

Shirley N. Weber

D-79

T:  (916) 319-2079

F:  (916) 319-2179

 

Jim Wood

D-02

T:  (916) 319-2002

F:  (916) 319-2102

 

Assembly Appropriations Committee

Attn:  Luke Reidenbach, Senior Consultant

T:  (916) 319-2081

F:  (916) 319-2181

 

2.  Contact the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation:

 

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

D-54

T:  (916) 319-2054

F:  (916) 319-2154

 

3.  Jean Dodds and her husband Charles Berman plan to call on Assemblymembers in Sacramento on Monday, August 1, 2016.  If you're available, join them.

 

Resources

 

I've attached copies of letters provided by Hemopet, AKC, and CFODC for your reference.

 

For additional information, please contact Charles Berman at charlesberman@hemopet.org .

 

Thank you all for your help!

 

Best regards,

 

Chuck Bridges

President

California Federation of Dog Clubs, Inc.

 

Déjà Vu Chow Chows

AKC Breeders of Merit

P. O. Box 355

Tracy, CA  95378-0355

(209) 835-6530 - Home

(209) 815-3613 - Mobile

 

California Federation of Dog Clubs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 



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