A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to empower individuals with disabilities to establish their own supplemental needs trusts.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Iowa. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2015
Length: 2 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 9, 2015 but was never passed by the House.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
2 Cosponsors (2 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Senate Passes Bill to Help Individuals With Disabilities Set Up Special Needs Trusts”
— Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Sponsor) on Sep 11, 2015
“Committee to Consider Four Grassley Health Care Bills”
— Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Sponsor) on Jun 22, 2015
Feb 3, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 24, 2015
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Jul 30, 2015
Reported by Senate Committee on Finance
A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.
Sep 9, 2015
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Sep 20, 2016
Companion Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 670 (114th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on S. 349 (114th).
S. 349 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 349. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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