S. 3789 (111th): Social Security Number Protection Act of 2010

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Dec 09, 2010 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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One Hundred Eleventh Congress of the United States of America

2d Session

S. 3789

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

To limit access to Social Security account numbers.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Social Security Number Protection Act of 2010.

2.

Social Security number protection

(a)

Prohibition of use of Social Security account numbers on checks issued for payment by governmental agencies

(1)

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:

(x)

No Federal, State, or local agency may display the Social Security account number of any individual, or any derivative of such number, on any check issued for any payment by the Federal, State, or local agency.

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(2)

Effective date

The amendment made by this subsection shall apply with respect to checks issued after the date that is 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act.

(b)

Prohibition of inmate access to Social Security account numbers

(1)

In general

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

(xi)

No Federal, State, or local agency may employ, or enter into 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. For purposes of this clause, the term prisoner means an individual confined in a jail, prison, or other penal institution or correctional facility pursuant to such individual’s conviction of a criminal offense.

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(2)

Effective date

The amendment made by this subsection shall apply with respect to employment of prisoners, or entry into contract with prisoners, after the date that is 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act.

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate