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H.R. 5854 (111th): No Prisoner Access to Social Security Numbers Act of 2010


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 26, 2010 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5854

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 26, 2010

(for himself, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Becerra, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Kind, Mr. Crowley, Ms. Schwartz, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. Herger, Mr. Linder, and Mr. Roskam) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to prohibit access of prisoners to Social Security account numbers.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Prisoner Access to Social Security Numbers Act of 2010.

2.

Prohibition of access of prisoners to social security account numbers

(a)

In general

Section 205(c)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 405(c)(2)(C)) is amended by adding at the end the following new clause:

(x)
(I)

No governmental entity may employ, or enter into or maintain a contract for the use or employment of, prisoners in any capacity that would allow such prisoners access to the social security account numbers of other individuals (or any derivatives of such numbers).

(II)

For purposes of this clause, the term prisoner means an individual confined in a jail, prison, or other penal institution or correctional facility.

(III)

For purposes of this clause, the term governmental entity means an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government or of a State or political subdivision thereof or a federally recognized Indian tribe. Such term includes a person acting as an agent of such an agency or instrumentality or Indian tribe. For purposes of this subclause, the term State includes an entity referred to in subparagraph (D)(iii)(II).

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(b)

Effective date

(1)

In general

Except as provided in paragraph (2), the amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to employment of prisoners, or entry into contract for the use or employment of prisoners, on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(2)

Treatment of current arrangements

In the case of—

(A)

prisoners employed as described in clause (x) of section 205(c)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act (as added by this section) on the date of the enactment of this Act, and

(B)

contracts described in such clause in effect on such date,

the amendments made by this section shall take effect 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.