Senate Bill 3949
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Helping Parents Educate Children During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jun 11, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jun 11, 2020
Latest Action
Jun 11, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3949
Congress
116
Policy Area
Taxation
Taxation
Primary focus of measure is all aspects of income, excise, property, inheritance, and employment taxes; tax administration and collection. Measures concerning state and local finance may fall under Economics and Public Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Texas
Florida
South Carolina
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Helping Parents Educate Children During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This bill expands the types of educational expenses that may be paid from a qualified tuition program (commonly known as a 529 plan) for students enrolled at or attending an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school. It also permits payments of certain education expenses for home schooling during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) emergency period beginning on March 13, 2020, and ending on the date the emergency period has ended.

The bill also permits penalty free distributions from tax-preferred retirement plans for the period after February 29, 2020, and before January 1, 2021, if contributed to a 529 plan.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
06/11/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2936)
06/11/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 12, 2020 7:57:07 AM
Updated
Jul 10, 2020 10:25:57 PM