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Text of the Social Security Protection Act of 1994

This bill was introduced on August 12, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Aug 12, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4963 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4963

To clarify that the expenses of administering the Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance programs are not included in the budget of the United States Government, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 12, 1994

Ms. MARGOLIES-MEZVINSKY introduced the following bill; which was referred jointly to the Committees on Ways and Means, Government Operations, and Rules


A BILL

To clarify that the expenses of administering the Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance programs are not included in the budget of the United States Government, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Social Security Protection Act of 1994’.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds that--

      (1) the intent of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 was to exclude from the calculations of the Federal budget the entire OASDI program, both the trust funds and the appropriations for their administration;

      (2) the intent of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 was to exempt from the limitations on domestic discretionary spending established by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 the entire OASDI program, including appropriations for its administration;

      (3) the intent of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 was to exempt from sequestration under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 the entire OASDI program, including appropriations for its administration; and

      (4) this legislation is necessary to correct the interpretation by the Office of Management and Budget that administrative expenses of the OASDI are not included in the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990.

SEC. 3. CLARIFICATION OF OFF-BUDGET STATUS OF ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES PAID FROM OASDI TRUST FUNDS.

    Section 13301(a) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 is amended--

      (1) by inserting ‘(including the expenses of administering the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance programs)’ before ‘shall’; and

      (2) by adding at the end the following new sentence:

    ‘No expenses of administering the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance programs shall be subject to sequestration under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.’.

SEC. 4. EXCLUSION OF ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES FOR OASDI TRUST FUNDS FROM TREATMENT AS DISCRETIONARY APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) DEFINITION OF CATEGORY- Section 250(c)(4)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by inserting after ‘1990’ the following: ‘, except that expenses for the administration of the social security old-age and survivors insurance trust fund and the disability insurance trust fund (20-8006-0-7-651 and 20-8007-0-7-651) shall not be considered to be within any category.’.

    (b) EXCLUSION FROM REDUCTION UNDER SEQUESTRATION ORDER- Section 256(h)(4) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by inserting at the end the following:

        ‘(J) The old-age, survivors and disability insurance (OASDI) programs.’.

SEC. 5. EFFECT OF AMENDMENTS MADE BY THIS ACT ON DISCRETIONARY SPENDING LIMITS.

    No amendment made by this Act shall cause any adjustment to be made under section 251(b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to any discretionary spending limit (as defined in section 601(a)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974).

SEC. 6. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    This Act and the amendments made by it shall apply to any fiscal year beginning on or after October 1, 1990.