02/28/19 -- HCS HB 678 -- Allow access to ABLE funds without a conservatorship

Bill Number: 
HCS HB 678
Bill Purpose: 
Allow access to ABLE funds without a conservatorship
Date of Vote: 
02/28/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HCS HB 678, introduced by Representative Jon Patterson (Republican - District 30) allows people to access funds in their ABLE accounts without first filing for a conservatorship.  ABLE account allow people to save money using pre-tax dollars in an account to help offset the costs associated with a disability.  Forcing them to have a conservatorship to access these funds is unnecessary and expensive, and this bill removing that requirement is a good improvement.