IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 14, 2017
Ms. Klobuchar (for herself, Ms. Baldwin, Ms. Duckworth, Mrs. Feinstein, Ms. Heitkamp, and Mr. Manchin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit amounts paid for programs to obtain a recognized postsecondary credential or a license to be treated as qualified higher education expenses for purposes of a 529 account.
Certain career training expenses treated as qualified higher education expenses
Paragraph (3) of section 529(e) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
Certain career training expenses
In the case of an individual who is enrolled in or attending a program to obtain a recognized postsecondary credential or occupational license, the term qualified higher education expenses includes expenses similar to the expenses described in subparagraph (A) which are required for such program.
Program to obtain a recognized postsecondary credential
For purposes of this subparagraph—
the term recognized postsecondary credential has the meaning given the term in section 3(52) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3102(52)), and
when used with respect to obtaining such a credential, the term program means only a program which is included, and is offered by a provider which is included, on the list described in section 122(d) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3152(d)).
The amendment made by this section shall apply to expenses paid or incurred in taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.