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SB 179 (BR 899) - W. Schroder, D. Carroll, R. Alvarado

     AN ACT relating to persons with disabilities.
     Amend KRS 205.200 to disregard any amount in an ABLE account, any contributions to an ABLE account, and any distribution from an ABLE account for qualified expenses for the purposes of determining an individual's eligibility for a means-tested public assistance program and the amount of assistance or benefits the individual is eligible to receive under the program; direct the State Treasurer, the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, the Executive Director of the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities, and the Executive Director of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority to work cooperatively to seek all available sources of funding, determine the best plan of action related to ABLE accounts, and report to the Legislative Research Commission on or before December 31, 2016.

     Feb 12, 2016 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 16, 2016 - to Health & Welfare (S)
     Feb 24, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 25, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 29, 2016 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 2, 2016
     Mar 02, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 36-0
     Mar 03, 2016 - received in House
     Mar 07, 2016 - to State Government (H)
     Mar 15, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 17, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 18, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 23, 2016
     Mar 23, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 99-0
     Mar 24, 2016 - received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 05, 2016 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 35)