SECTION 1. Section 29 of Chapter 15C of the General Laws, as inserted by Section 2 of Chapter 226 of the Acts of 2014, is hereby amended by the following 2 subsections:
(i) It is the intention of the general court that the achieving a better life experience program shall qualify as a “qualified ABLE program” as defined in Section 529A of the federal Internal Revenue Code, as amended. Any provision of this chapter determined by the authority to be in conflict with any requirement of the federal Internal Revenue Code, as amended, as applicable to a qualified ABLE program shall be superseded by the requirements of such applicable provision to the extent necessary to assure that the program meets requirements for tax-advantaged status under said Section 529A or any successor provision thereto, as reflected in regulations promulgated by the authority or in any agreements with the authority applicable to the achieving a better life experience program.
(j) Any requirement of this section determined to be more restrictive than or duplicative of the requirements of said Section 529A of the federal Internal Revenue Code, as amended, including without limitation the definition of an individual with a disability, the definition of qualified disability expenses and the requirements for a disability verification, may be modified by the authority by regulation or in any agreements with the authority applicable to the achieving a better life experience program.
SECTION 2. The requirements of subsection (b) of section 33 of chapter 226 of the acts of 2014 are deemed satisfied by Section 103 of the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014, and sections 2 and 21 of chapter 226 of the acts of 2014 are hereby declared effective.
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