Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Act [See Title 16 Chapter 97 – The Rhode Island Board of Education Act]

SECTION 16-57-6.2

§ 16-57-6.2. Ownership of assets – Transfer of ownership rights.

(a) The participant retains ownership of all assets properly allocated to an account maintained for the participant in the tuition savings program up to the date of withdrawal or distribution of these from the program.

(b) All assets of the tuition savings program shall be considered to be held in trust. As required by the Internal Revenue Code, no interest in the tuition savings program or any portion of these may be used as security for a loan.

(c) A participant may transfer ownership rights in the tuition savings program to another participant or designate a new beneficiary insofar as permitted by § 529 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. § 529] under such conditions as the treasurer deems appropriate.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1997, ch. 81, § 2; P.L. 1997, ch. 91, § 2; P.L. 2001, ch. 364, § 2; P.L. 2015, ch. 141, art. 7, § 6.)