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File #: Res 0008-2004    Version: * Name: Ending Tax Breaks for Discrimination Act of 2003 (H.R. 2418)
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 2/4/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the State of New York to support and Congress to pass the Ending Tax Breaks for Discrimination Act of 2003 (H.R. 2418) to deter discrimination by private clubs by denying tax deductions for business expenses made in association with private clubs that discriminate on the basis of sex, race, or color.
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Tony Avella, Charles Barron, Lewis A. Fidler, Alan J. Gerson, Robert Jackson, Christine C. Quinn, Philip Reed, James Sanders, Jr., Helen Sears, Kendall Stewart, John C. Liu, Letitia James, James F. Gennaro
Council Member Sponsors: 14

Res. No. 8

 

 

Resolution calling upon the State of New York to support and Congress to pass the Ending Tax Breaks for Discrimination Act of 2003 (H.R. 2418) to deter discrimination by private clubs by denying tax deductions for business expenses made in association with private clubs that discriminate on the basis of sex, race, or color.

 

By Council Members Brewer, Avella, Barron, Fidler, Gerson, Jackson, Quinn, Reed, Sanders, Sears, Stewart, Liu, James and Gennaro

 

 

                     Whereas, The people of New York State are committed to ending discrimination based upon sex, race or color; and

                     Whereas, Certain private clubs, including a number of private golf clubs, discriminate on the basis of sex, race or color; and

                     Whereas, Business conventions, sponsorships and other work-related activities commonly held in association with private clubs provide significant revenue for private clubs, including clubs that discriminate on the basis of race, sex or color; and 

                     Whereas, Federal tax law currently allows deduction of expenditures on business conventions, sponsorships and other work-related activities held at private clubs, including private clubs that discriminate based upon sex, race or color; and

                     Whereas, United States Representative Carolyn Maloney recently introduced the “Ending Tax Breaks for Discrimination Act of 2003” (H.R. 2418) in Congress, which would deter private clubs from discriminating on the basis of sex, race or color by eliminating federal tax deductions for business expenditures made in association with private clubs that discriminate based upon sex, race or color; and

                     Whereas, The Ending Tax Breaks for Discrimination Act of 2003 would deter discrimination by private clubs by providing incentives to conduct work-related activities only at private clubs that do not discriminate, which would limit the revenue available to private clubs that continue to adhere to discriminatory policies; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the State of New York to support and Congress to pass the Ending Tax Breaks for Discrimination Act of 2003 (H.R. 2418) to deter discrimination by private clubs by denying tax deductions for business expenses made in association with private clubs that discriminate on the basis of sex, race, or color.