H.R. 1776 (109th): Social Security Personal Savings Guarantee and Prosperity Act of 2005

Apr 21, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Paul Ryan
Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district
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Apr 21, 2005
128 pages
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This bill was introduced on April 21, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 21, 2005
Referred to Committee Apr 21, 2005
Full Title

To reform Social Security by establishing a Personal Social Security Savings Program and to provide new limitations on the Federal Budget.


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Social Security Personal Savings Guarantee and Prosperity Act of 2005 - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to establish:
(1) a new part B (Personal Social Security Savings Program); and
(2) the Social Security Personal Savings Fund in the Treasury, consisting of a separate Tier I Investment Fund and Tier II Investment Fund. Restricts participation in the program to certain individuals born on or after January 1, 1950.
Allows a participating individual to elect to direct transfers from the Savings Fund, credited to his or her personal Social Security savings account, into one or more specified Tier III Investment Options. Prescribes requirements for personal Social Security savings annuity and other distributions.
Establishes a Personal Social Security Savings Board to administer the program and set policies for the investment and management of the Savings Fund.
Provides for recapture of corporate tax on yields attributable to personal Social Security savings account investments.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to exempt the Social Security Personal Savings Fund and each Tier III Investment Option from income taxation. Excludes from gross income any qualified distribution from amounts credited to a personal Social Security savings account.
Amends SSA title II part B to create in the Treasury the Self-Liquidating Social Security Transition Fund.
Amends SSA title VII (Administration) to prohibit receipts and disbursements of the Social Security and related trust funds from being counted as new budget authority, outlays, receipts, or deficit or surplus.
Amends SSA title II to dedicate budget surpluses to saving Social Security.
Amends IRC to provide for a reduction of FICA rates resulting from the program.
Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to provide for spending safeguards on the growth of entitlements and mandatories.

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