Introduced by Rep. Mike Callton (R) on January 31, 2012, to allow an individual to choose to automatically contribute $5 or more from his or her state income tax refund to provide government subsidies to research or clinics treating persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or “Lou Gehrig's disease"). The checkoff would have the effect of reducing the amount of a person’s tax refund. A person not receiving a refund could use his or her tax return to contribute to the program.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on January 31, 2012.
Reported in the House on May 16, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.