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Text of the Social Security Death Master File Privacy Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on February 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 4, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 466

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 4, 2013

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 the Commissioner of Social Security from publishing the social security numbers of deceased individuals in the Death Master File, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Social Security Death Master File Privacy Act of 2013 .

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Prohibition on publication of social security account numbers in the Death Master File

(a)

In general

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

(I)
(i)

The Commissioner of Social Security may not publish in the Death Master File (or any other public database maintained by the Commissioner that contains information relating to the death of individuals) the social security account number of any deceased individual.

(ii)

The Commissioner shall not be compelled to disclose the social security account number of any deceased individual to any member of the public under section 552 of title 5, United States Code. For purposes of such section, this clause shall be considered a statute described in subsection (b)(3)(B) of such section.

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(b)

Information sharing with Federal and State agencies

Section 205(r)(3) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 405(r)(3)) is amended by inserting after such information the following: (including information related to a deceased individual received by the Commissioner other than as described in paragraph (1)).

(c)

Effective date

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