H. R. 466
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 4, 2013
Mr. Capuano 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 the Commissioner of Social Security from publishing the social security numbers of deceased individuals in the Death Master File, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Social Security Death Master File
Privacy Act of 2013
Prohibition on publication of social security account numbers in the Death Master File
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:
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.
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.
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
information the following:
(including information related to a
deceased individual received by the Commissioner other than as described in
The amendments made by this section shall take effect 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.