State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-21) is urging Congress to pass the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act. Earlier this year, Connecticut passed legislation to adopt the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act as soon as it is passed on the federal level in Congress. Sen. Kelly cosponsored the Connecticut legislation and recently wrote to the Connecticut Congressional delegation and Speaker Paul Ryan to urge them to support the federal legislation. On July 13, the full Energy and Commerce Committee approved the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, moving it to the House where it is now awaiting a vote.
"This bill is about fairness. It also will save time and money. It’s about making sure that special needs individuals get the care they need and are able to protect their assets," wrote Sen. Kelly. "This legislation is well crafted, smart policy that deserves bipartisan support in the House as soon as possible. In Connecticut, the state legislature worked together to pass bipartisan legislation to adopt the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act in Connecticut upon its passage in Congress. With the Act clearing another hurdle [in July], I urge you to support its continued advancement through Congress."