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Legislative Advocacy

The Arc of Kentucky is a statewide grassroots organization founded in 1955.  A member of The Arc of the United States, The Arc of Kentucky coordinates a network of local affiliate chapters that provides education, partnership and advocacy.  In accordance with its mission and goals and in accordance with other self/family advocacy groups, The Arc seeks funding and legislation to provide necessary supports that puts people first, advances opportunities and ensures justice for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Kentucky General Assembly 2015 session begins January 6, 2015.

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How to Contact Your Legislator:

Call and leave a message – LRC-  1-800-372-7181

To check bill status – call LRC’s Status Line –  1-866-840-2835

To track a bill online – KY Legislative Research Commission – http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/legislation.htm

 

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2013 or the ABLE Act of 2013 passed the US House of Representatives on December 3, 2014 established tax-exempt ABLE accounts to assist an individual with a disability in building an account to pay for qualified disability expenses. Additional information can be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/647.

http://www.thearc.org/what-we-do/public-policy/know-your-rights/federal-laws