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Referred in House (09/10/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 349


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 10, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


AN ACT

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to empower individuals with disabilities to establish their own supplemental needs trusts.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Fairness in Medicaid supplemental needs trusts.

(a) In general.—Section 1917(d)(4)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396p(d)(4)(A)) is amended by inserting “the individual,” after “for the benefit of such individual by”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to trusts established on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

Passed the Senate September 9, 2015.

    Attest: julie e. adams,   
    Secretary