H. R. 1512
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 13, 2017
Mr. Marchant (for himself, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Smith of Missouri, and Mr. Blumenauer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for the reissuance of Social Security account numbers to young children in cases where confidentiality has been compromised.
This Act may be cited as the
Social Security Child Protection Act of 2017.
Reissuance of Social Security account numbers to young children in cases where confidentiality has been compromised
Section 205(c)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 405(c)(2)(B)) is amended—
by redesignating clause (iii) as clause (iv); and
by inserting after clause (ii) the following new clause:
In any case in which a Social Security account number has been issued to a child who has not attained the age of 14 pursuant to subclause (IV) or (V) of clause (i) and it is demonstrated by evidence, as determined by the Commissioner of Social Security, and submitted under penalty of perjury to the Commissioner by a parent or guardian of the child that in the course of transmission of documentation of such number to the child, the confidentiality of such number has been compromised by reason of theft of such documentation, the Commissioner shall issue a new Social Security account number to such child and make note in the records maintained with respect to such child of the pertinent information received by the Commissioner regarding the theft of the documentation of the original number.