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Text of the Standard DATA Act

This bill was introduced on November 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 3, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3339

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 3, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Issa, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Herger, Mr. Nunes, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Reichert, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Price of Georgia, Ms. Jenkins, Mr. Paulsen, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Berg, Mrs. Black, Mr. Reed, and Mr. Lankford) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To establish consistent requirements for the electronic content and format of data used in the administration of certain human services programs under the Social Security Act.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Standard Data and Technology Advancement Act or the Standard DATA Act.

2.

Data standardization for improved data matching

(a)

In general

Part A of title XI of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1301–1320b-25) is amended by inserting after section 1121 the following:

1121A.

Data standardization for improved data matching

(a)

Standard data elements

(1)

Designation

The head of the department or agency responsible for administering a provision of title III, IV, IX, XII, XVI, or subtitle A of title XX, or section 511, shall, in consultation with an interagency work group established by the Office of Management and Budget and considering State perspectives, by rule, designate standard data elements for any category of information required to be reported under the provision of law.

(2)

Data elements must be nonproprietary and interoperable

The standard data elements designated under paragraph (1) shall, to the extent practicable, be nonproprietary and interoperable.

(3)

Other requirements

In designating standard data elements under this subsection, the Secretary shall, to the extent practicable, incorporate-—

(A)

interoperable standards developed and maintained by an international voluntary consensus standards body, as defined by the Office of Management and Budget, such as the International Organization for Standardization;

(B)

interoperable standards developed and maintained by intergovernmental partnerships, such as the National Information Exchange Model; and

(C)

interoperable standards developed and maintained by Federal entities with authority over contracting and financial assistance, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council.

(b)

Data standards for reporting

(1)

Designation

The head of the department or agency responsible for administering a provision of law referred to in subsection (a)(1) shall, in consultation with an interagency work group established by the Office of Management and Budget, and considering State government perspectives, by rule, designate data reporting standards to govern the reporting required under the provision of law.

(2)

Requirements

The data reporting standards required by paragraph (1) shall, to the extent practicable—

(A)

incorporate a widely accepted, non-proprietary, searchable, computer-readable format;

(B)

be consistent with and implement applicable accounting principles; and

(C)

be capable of being continually upgraded as necessary.

(3)

Incorporation of nonproprietary standards

In designating reporting standards under this subsection, the Secretary shall, to the extent practicable, incorporate existing nonproprietary standards, such as the eXtensible Business Reporting Language.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on October 1, 2012, and shall apply with respect to information required to be reported on or after such date.

(c)

Conforming repeal

Effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, section 105 of the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Public Law 112–34) is repealed.