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H.R. 973 (114th): Social Security Fairness Act of 2015


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 13, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 973

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Bost, Mr. Farr, Mr. Massie, Ms. Titus, Mrs. Bustos, Mr. Cummings, Ms. Frankel of Florida, Mr. Takano, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Joyce, Mr. Hastings, Ms. Brownley of California, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Kennedy, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Lowenthal, Ms. Speier, Mr. Keating, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Hanna, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Lieu of California, Mr. Pallone, Ms. Norton, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Courtney, Ms. Pingree, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Schock, Mr. Costa, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Sires, Mr. Valadao, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Honda, Mr. Sherman, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Mr. Higgins, Ms. Chu of California, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Ruppersberger, and Mr. Burgess) 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 repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Social Security Fairness Act of 2015.

2.

Repeal of government pension offset provision

(a)

In general

Section 202(k) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 402(k)) is amended by striking paragraph (5).

(b)

Conforming amendments

(1)

Section 202(b)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 402(b)(2)) is amended by striking subsections (k)(5) and (q) and inserting subsection (q).

(2)

Section 202(c)(2) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 402(c)(2)) is amended by striking subsections (k)(5) and (q) and inserting subsection (q).

(3)

Section 202(e)(2)(A) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 402(e)(2)(A)) is amended by striking subsection (k)(5), subsection (q), and inserting subsection (q).

(4)

Section 202(f)(2)(A) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 402(f)(2)(A)) is amended by striking subsection (k)(5), subsection (q) and inserting subsection (q).

3.

Repeal of windfall elimination provisions

(a)

In general

Section 215 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 415) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (7);

(2)

in subsection (d), by striking paragraph (3); and

(3)

in subsection (f), by striking paragraph (9).

(b)

Conforming amendments

Subsections (e)(2) and (f)(2) of section 202 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 402) are each amended by striking section 215(f)(5), 215(f)(6), or 215(f)(9)(B) in subparagraphs (C) and (D)(i) and inserting paragraph (5) or (6) of section 215(f).

4.

Effective date

The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to monthly insurance benefits payable under title II of the Social Security Act for months after December 2015. Notwithstanding section 215(f) of the Social Security Act, the Commissioner of Social Security shall adjust primary insurance amounts to the extent necessary to take into account the amendments made by section 3.