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2014-15 Autism Legislation

Pending Legislation


You can search for the text of the bills and their status here:

World Autism Awareness Day - SJR69/AJR33

ABLE Act (tax-free disability savings accounts) – S2770/A3956

Gold Alert (emergency alert system for adults with disabilities) – S2668/A4270

Additional Priorities:  

  • Increasing legal protections for adults with disabilities who are victims of bullying
  • Increasing access to high-quality services

Key Committees

Legislation that affects the autism community is typically first heard in the following committees. Legislation must be voted “out of committee” prior to a vote by the full Senate and General Assembly. The Governor’s signature is then the final step to pass the legislation and enact it into law. 

Key Senate Committees:
Budget and Appropriations
Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens

Key Assembly Committee:
Financial Institutions and Insurance
Health and Senior Services
Housing and Community Development
Human Services
Women and Children