H.R.624 – Social Security Fraud Prevention Act of 2017

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H.R.624 – Social Security Fraud Prevention Act of 2017

Brief

The bill aims to restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government.

To that end ‘no department or agency of the Federal Government may include the social security account number of any individual on any document sent by mail unless the head of such department or agency determines that the inclusion of such social security number on such document is necessary.’

Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the head of each department and agency of the Federal Government shall issue regulations specifying the circumstances under which inclusion of a social security account number on a document sent by mail is necessary. Such regulations shall include—

instructions for the partial redaction of social security account numbers whenever feasible; and

a requirement that social security account numbers not be visible on the outside of any package sent by mail.

 (Full text of H.R. 624 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21] (Introduced 01/24/2017)

Status: Passed House /

VOTES and FLOOR ACTION

HOUSE

On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote

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SENATE

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COST AND IMPACT

Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Data not available

Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available

Dynamic Scoring:   Data not available

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

 

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