IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 2, 2016
Mrs. Murray (for herself, Ms. Collins, Mr. Moran, Mrs. McCaskill, and Mr. King) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To amend title 31, United States Code, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to provide for the purchase of paper United States savings bonds with tax refunds.
This Act may be cited as the
Save Access to a Valuable Investment Needed to Generate Savings Act of 2016 or the
Purchase paper United States savings bonds with tax refund
Section 3106 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
The Secretary shall—
provide an option on the individual return of tax under subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to use a portion or all of a refund of overpayment of such tax to purchase United States savings bonds in paper form for the taxpayer or any individual designated by the taxpayer; or
provide an option on such return of tax that—
allows for the gifting of United States savings bonds to any individual designated by the taxpayer; and
serves the unbanked (within the meaning of section 49 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1831z)) and individuals who lack access to the Internet.