H. R. 5854
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 26, 2010
Mr. Pomeroy (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
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to prohibit access of prisoners to Social Security account numbers.
This Act may be cited as the
No Prisoner Access to Social Security
Numbers Act of 2010.
Prohibition of access of prisoners to social security account numbers
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:
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).
For purposes of this clause, the term prisoner means an individual confined in a jail, prison, or other penal institution or correctional facility.
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
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.
Treatment of current arrangements
In the case of—
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
contracts described in such clause in effect on such date,