S. 1360: Improper Payments Agency Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2013

Jul 24, 2013
Reported by Committee
47% chance of being enacted
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H.R. 3555 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Nov 20, 2013

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Thomas Carper
Senior Senator from Delaware
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Jul 24, 2013
18 pages
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H.R. 3555 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 20, 2013


The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 31, 2013.

Introduced Jul 24, 2013
Referred to Committee Jul 24, 2013
Reported by Committee Jul 31, 2013
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Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

47% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

A bill to amend the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, including making changes to the Do Not Pay initiative, for improved detection, prevention, and recovery of improper payments to deceased individuals, and for other purposes.


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5 cosponsors (3R, 2D) (show)

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Improper Payments Agency Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2013 - Amends the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012 to require the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to:
(1) establish and maintain the National Deaths Registry to provide information relating to the deaths of individuals for the purpose of supporting the Do Not Pay Initiative and otherwise preventing, identifying, or recovering improper payments;
(2) enter into cooperative agreements with federal agencies, including Inspectors General, and states, local and tribal governments to provide information in the Registry to such agencies and entities to prevent and recover improper payments; and
(3) implement procedures for identifying and correcting errors in the Registry.
Directs the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to identify each agency that operates or maintains a database relating to federal beneficiaries and annuity recipients. Requires each agency to establish: (1) a data matching procedure to compare agency information with information in the Registry, and (2) a procedure for prompt reporting to the Commissioner of information relating to the death of a recipient of federal benefits or a retirement annuity.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to report to Congress on data analytics performed as part of the Do Not Pay Initiative and the metrics used in determining whether the analytic and investigatory efforts have reduced improper payments or awards.
Directs OMB to convene a task force of agencies to: (1) identify ways to improve the sharing of information relating to deaths of individuals receiving a federal retirement annuity, (2) share best practices for identifying deceased annuitants, and (3) report to Congress on such efforts.
Requires the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to provide agencies access to information on delivery addresses, including Commercial Mail Receiving Agency lists of known locations of commercial mail boxes, for purposes of improved detection, prevention, and recovery of improper payments.

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