The bill that passed Wednesday would authorize state officials to release returns filed by seven different types of state and federal officeholders if requested by congressional committees.
"It's clear that the law is unambiguous".
"If they're not moving forward with it today it's because they don't have the votes", Turner said. "The law is very clear: shall provide.There's no ambiguity whatsoever".
Federal law allows Congress to demand the president's tax returns under certain circumstances, but on Monday Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declined to disclose Trump's federal returns to the Democratic-controlled House, saying the request "lacks a legitimate legislative objective".
The action in albany comes amid a standoff in Congress over documents, including Trump's tax returns.
As President Donald Trump continues to refuse requests from Democrats on Capitol Hill to hand over copies of his tax returns, state lawmakers in NY are ramping up their efforts to obtain them.
GOP-members of the Ways and Means Committee, like Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), differed on their interpretation of the law.
The bill is likely to pass the state Assembly, which is also controlled by Democrats, and to be signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a frequent critic of Mr. Trump. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejected the effort, but later Tuesday the New York Times published a report on 10 years of Trump's tax information.
New York's Senate has approved legislation that would allow congressional investigators to get access to President Donald Trump's state tax returns, giving Democrats a potential end-run around the administration's refusal to disclose his federal returns. The TRUST Act would only apply to his state filings and not Trump's federal returns, which the House is trying to obtain from the Treasury Department.
"New York, as the home of the president's state returns, has a special role and responsibility to step into the breach", he wrote in another tweet.
However, with the constant back-and-forth that began even before Trump was elected president, Suozzi claims his constituents are over it.
"I don't know yet", he said, adding that he was hopeful. Cuomo, now in his third term, recently released his federal and state tax returns, something he has done every year since becoming governor in 2011. The state Senate also passed a bill, in a 39-22 vote, that would allow NY to prosecute people who received presidential pardons if certain conditions are met. Currently, state prosecutors can not bring charges based on the same facts used to convict individuals of federal crimes for which they received pardons, creating a so-called "double-jeopardy loophole".
The Assembly hasn't scheduled a vote on that bill.