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June 22, 2016

At the state level, Autism Speaks advocates across the country have celebrated a string of victories so far in 2016, including the enactment of tax-preferred ABLE savings legislation, autism insurance bills and laying the groundwork to improve housing options for thousands with autism across the country.

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May 13, 2016

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2388, ABLE legislation. The Arizona ABLE legislation follows enactment by the federal government of the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014, which authorizes states to create ABLE programs.

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May 04, 2016

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed HB 768, which establishes an ABLE program in Georgia. The bill received unanimous support from the Georgia legislature.

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April 27, 2016

South Carolina’s ABLE legislation, H. 3768, has passed both chambers of the state legislature and is now headed to Governor Nikki Haley for her signature. The bill was passed unanimously in the House, 102-0, and in the Senate, 41-0 during April, Autism Awareness Month.

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March 30, 2016

The Georgia legislature has passed the Achieving A Better Life Act (ABLE), HB 768, with unanimous support and the bill is now headed to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature.

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March 28, 2016

The Kentucky legislature has passed Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) legislation with unanimous support. The bill, SB 179, is now headed to Governor Matt Bevin for his signature. Sponsored by Senators Danny Carroll, Ralph Alvarado and Wil Schroder, the Kentucky legislation follows enactment by the federal government of the Stephen Beck, J

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March 14, 2016

Last week, advocates in South Dakota applauded action by the South Dakota legislature to send Achieving Better Life Act (ABLE) legislation to Governor Dennis Daugaard for his signature.

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