State Rep. Kirk Schuring has brought back bills establishing a Massillon Tiger Football Booster Club state license plate and allowing taxpayers to donate money to the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project through their state tax returns.
In the last legislative session, State Rep. Kirk Schuring, R-Jackson Township, pushed for the creation of a Massillon Tiger Football Booster Club license plate and allowing people to donate to the Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer project through their state tax returns.
Both bills fell short.
Schuring said the license plate provision had ended up in a bigger bill that stalled when some objected to an unrelated provision. The Ohio Department of Taxation didn’t want to add another line that would clutter state tax return forms.
Schuring has proposed revamped versions of the bills.
The lawmaker on March 21 introduced House Bill 110, according to the Ohio House journal. According to its title, it would create not only the “Massillon Tiger Football Booster Club” license plate but state license plates honoring the “Power Squadron,” “Combat Action Ribbon or Badge,” “Military Sacrifice,” “Truth, Justice and the American Way,” and “Nationwide Children’s Hospital” in Columbus.
The text of the bill had not been posted to the Legislative Service Commission website as of Friday.
On Wednesday, Schuring introduced House Bill 112, which would allow taxpayers to contribute to the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project by allowing it to receive part of their tax refund. State Rep. Anne Gonzales, R-Westerville, is a joint sponsor.
The donated money would have to be spent on breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic and outreach services.
Currently, people can contribute to four causes on their Ohio income tax returns — military injury relief, the Ohio Historical Society, the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund and Natural Areas and Preserves fund.
Under Schuring’s bill, if any fund listed on a return collects less than $250,000 for each of two straight years, it would be removed from future tax returns. There could be no more than six funds listed on the return. Any other fund besides the Breast Cancer fund and the four other funds could only be listed on the return for up to two years.