The Indiana Legislature continues to be hard at work hearing bills in committee until the deadline late next week. Below are updates and calls to action. ACTION NEEDED! SB 11 – ABLE Act , introduced by Senator Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville). Creates the “achieving a better life experience” (ABLE) authority. Established the ABLE Board of the authority. Requires the authority to establish a qualified ABLE program under which a person may make contributions for a taxable year for the benefit of an eligible individual with a disability to an ABLE account to meet the qualified disability expenses of the designated beneficiary in compliance with federal law. The bill was heard in committee this week and passed out 12-0. There will be an amendment presented next week which will allow for both a family member of someone with a disability as well as a person with a disability themselves to hold a seat on the ABLE Board. The bill will be eligible for second reading(amen
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