With backing from DEMA and other outdoor recreation associations, the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) was signed into law on August 4th by President Trump. The original bill was sponsored by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), and co-sponsored by a bipartisan coalition of 59 other Senators, and it passed the Senate by a broad bipartisan vote of 73-25. The bill also passed in the House with another bipartisan vote of 310-107.
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You may be aware of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives (HR 5339) and its companion bill in the U.S. Senate (S 379) which would amend IRS regulations and which could have a direct financial impact on those wishing to earn professional certification (e.g., become diving instructors) and those wishing to continue their professional certification education and training. These bills are of direct interest to the diving industry as they would permit the use of 529 savings accounts to pay for such training and certification, including renewals.To locate and contact your member of the House and Senate, click on the links below and insert your address and zip code. You’ll be able to send an email or a letter by post.