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75-643.Same; definitions. As used in K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 75-640 to 75-648, and amendments thereto:

(a) "Account" or "family postsecondary education savings account" means an individual savings account established in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 75-640 to 75-648, and amendments thereto.

(b) "Account owner" means the person or persons who enter into a postsecondary education savings agreement pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 75-640 to 75-648, and amendments thereto. If the account is owned by one individual, the account owner may also be the designated beneficiary of the account.

(c) "Designated beneficiary" means, with respect to an account, the individual designated at the time the account is established as the individual whose higher education expenses are expected to be paid from the account or in the case of a change in beneficiaries, the individual who is the new beneficiary.

(d) "Financial organization" means an organization authorized to do business in the state of Kansas and (1) which is an authorized fiduciary to act as a trustee pursuant to the provisions of the federal employee retirement income security act of 1974, an insurance company, or a registered investment advisor; and (2) (A) is licensed or chartered by the commissioner of insurance, (B) is licensed or chartered by the state bank commissioner, (C) is chartered by an agency of the federal government, (D) is subject to the jurisdiction and regulation of the securities and exchange commission of the federal government, or (E) is any other entity otherwise authorized to act in this state as a trustee pursuant to the provisions of the federal employee retirement income security act of 1974.

(e) "Institution of postsecondary education" means any institution of postsecondary education which is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association, offers credit toward an undergraduate or graduate degree or other recognized postsecondary education credential, and qualifies as an eligible institution for federal student aid programs.

(f) "Member of the family" has the meaning ascribed thereto in section 529 of the federal internal revenue code of 1986, as amended.

(g) "Program" means the Kansas postsecondary education savings program established pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 75-640 to 75-648, and amendments thereto.

(h) "Qualified higher education expenses" means any qualified higher education expense included in section 529 of the federal internal revenue code of 1986, as amended.

(i) "Qualified withdrawal" means a withdrawal from an account to pay the qualified higher education expenses of the designated beneficiary of the account.

(j) "Nonqualified withdrawal" means a withdrawal from an account but does not mean:

(1) A qualified withdrawal;

(2) a withdrawal made as the result of the death or disability of the designated beneficiary of an account;

(3) a withdrawal made on the account of a scholarship received by the designated beneficiary to the extent the amount of the withdrawal does not exceed the amount of the scholarship; or

(4) a rollover distribution.

(k) "Rollover distribution" means a rollover distribution as defined in section 529 of the federal internal revenue code of 1986, as amended, and regulations thereunder.

(l) "Treasurer" means the state treasurer.

(m) "Management contract" means the contract executed by the treasurer and a financial organization selected to act as a depository and manager of the program.

(n) "Postsecondary education savings agreement" means an agreement between the state treasurer and the account owner or owners.

(o) "Program manager" means a financial organization selected by the treasurer to act as a depository and manager of the program.

History: L. 1999, ch. 154, § 14; L. 2000, ch. 23, § 1; Mar. 30.



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