H.R. 1205 (111th): ABLE Act of 2009


Feb 26, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 26, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Ander Crenshaw

Representative for Florida's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2009
Length: 27 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the establishment of ABLE accounts for the care of family members with disabilities, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/26/2009--Introduced.Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2009 or the ABLE Act of 2009 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to establish tax-exempt ABLE accounts for individuals with a disability ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 26, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1205”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


203 cosponsors (115D, 88R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3423 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 15, 2011

S. 493 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 26, 2009

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