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H.R.647: ABLE Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 380 (186 Democrats, 1 Independent, 194 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 2, 2015
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Bill Summary

Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 or the ABLE Act of 2014 - Title I: Qualified ABLE Programs - (Sec. 101) States as the purposes of this title to: (1) encourage and assist individuals and families in saving private funds for the purpose of supporting individuals with disabilities to maintain health, independence, and quality of life; and (2) provide secure funding for disability-related expenses of beneficiaries with disabilities that will supplement, but not supplant, benefits provided through private insurance, title XVI (Supplemental Security Income) and title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act, the beneficiary's employment, and other sources.

(Sec. 102) Amends the Internal Revenue Code to exempt from taxation a qualified ABLE program established and maintained by a state, or by an agency or instrumentality of the state, to pay the qualified disability expenses related to the blindness or disability of a program beneficiary, in...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 2, 2015 LAID ON THE TABLE - Without objection, the Chair announced that H.R. 647 is laid on the table.
Dec. 3, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 3, 2014

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 404 - 17 (Roll no. 545). (text: CR H8312-8317)

Dec. 3, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8343-8344)
Dec. 3, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 647, the Chair put the question on passage, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Reichert demanded a the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
Dec. 3, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H8322)
Dec. 3, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 647.
Dec. 3, 2014 The rule provides for a closed rule for H.R. 5771 and H.R. 647.
Dec. 3, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 766. (consideration: CR H8312-8322)
Dec. 3, 2014 Rule H. Res. 766 passed House.
Dec. 2, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 766 Reported to House. The rule provides for a closed rule for H.R. 5771 and H.R. 647.
Nov. 12, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 456.
Nov. 12, 2014 Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
Nov. 12, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 113-614, Part I.
July 31, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
July 31, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means