MS SB2311 | 2017 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 9-2)
Status: Passed on March 20 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-03-20 - Approved by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


An Act To Create The Mississippi Achieving A Better Life Experience (able) Act; To Define Certain Terms And Phrases Relating To The Mississippi Able Program; To Establish And Prescribe The Powers Of The Mississippi Able Board Of Directors Relating To The Administration Of The Mississippi Able Program; To Prescribe Certain Terms Of Able Participation Agreements Entered Into Under The Program; To Establish The Able Trust Fund; To Exempt Property In The Trust Fund From Taxation And To Establish Deductions For Payments To Able Accounts; To Prescribe The Authority Of The Board Of Directors To Invest Funds In The Trust Fund; To Require The Board To Provide Annual Accounting Statements; To Require The Board To Establish And Administer The Mississippi Able Program Or To Enter Into A Consortium With Another State Or States To Provide Mississippi Residents Access To Able Enrollment By July 1, 2018; To Specify The Requirements That Must Be Met Before Implementation Of The Program; To Require A Participation Agreement For The Program Which Contains Specified Provisions Authorizing Other Provisions That May Be Included In The Agreement; To Provide For The Amendment Of The Agreement Under Certain Circumstances; To Provide That A Contract Or Participation Agreement Entered Into By The Board Or An Obligation Of The Board Does Not Constitute An Obligation Of The State Of Mississippi; To Authorize The Board To Contract With Other States For Specified Purposes Under Certain Circumstances; To Provide For The Termination Of The Program Under Certain Circumstances And For The Disposition Of Certain Assets Upon Termination; To Prohibit The State From Limiting Or Altering The Specified Vested Rights Of Designated Beneficiaries Except Under Specified Circumstances; To Exempt Funds Paid Into The Program's Trust Fund From The Claims Of Specified Creditors; To Provide For Recovery By The Division Of Medicaid Of Certain Medical Assistance Provided To A Deceased Designated Beneficiary; To Provide For The Distribution Of The Balance Of A Deceased Designated Beneficiary's Able Account; To Require The Board To Assist And Cooperate With The Appropriate Agency For Health Care Administration And The Division Of Medicaid Program In Other States By Providing Specified Information; To Amend Section 27-7-15, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Exclude Payments To An Able Account From The Definition Of Gross Income For Income Tax Purposes; To Amend Sections 27-7-17 And 27-7-18, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity To The Provisions Of This Act; And For Related Purposes.

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Mississippi Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act; create to provide accounts for individuals with disabilities.


Roll Calls

2017-03-06 - House - House Passed (Y: 110 N: 6 NV: 6 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-02-07 - Senate - Senate Passed (Y: 43 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2017-03-20 Approved by Governor
2017-03-14HouseEnrolled Bill Signed
2017-03-14SenateEnrolled Bill Signed
2017-03-07HouseReturned For Enrolling
2017-02-27HouseTitle Suff Do Pass
2017-02-21HouseReferred To Revenue and Expenditure General Bills
2017-02-08SenateTransmitted To House
2017-02-07SenateCommittee Substitute Adopted
2017-01-31SenateTitle Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
2017-01-16SenateReferred To Finance

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