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2019 House Bill 4914: Define fetus as a “dependent” for income tax deduction
Introduced by Rep. Rodney Wakeman (R) on September 3, 2019
To define a fetus at least 12 weeks old as a “dependent” for purposes of claiming a state income tax deduction. This could also apply for purposes of claiming a higher state Earned Income Tax Credit, a type of reverse income tax that sends checks to households with low levels of earned income, the value of which is largely determined by the number of dependents claimed by an individual.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on September 3, 2019