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H.R. 2792 (115th): Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 28, 2017 (Passed the House). The bill was not enacted into law.

Summary of this bill

Should somebody lose their taxpayer-supported benefits if they have an outstanding warrant --- even if they haven't actually been convicted of the crime?

The Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act (CUFF), which passed the House in September, would do just that.

What the bill does

The legislation would discontinue Social Security and retirement benefits for any person subject to an outstanding warrant or parole violation.

The bill would overturn a 2009 California District Court ruling, which forced the Social Security Administration to resume such payments after the agency had previously denied them. This bill would deny them once again.

It only applies to those people facing federal or state felony …


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2792

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To amend the Social Security Act to make certain revisions to provisions limiting payment of benefits to fugitive felons under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017.

2.

Revisions to provisions limiting payment of benefits to fugitive felons under title xvi of the social security act

(a)

Fugitive felon warrant requirement

Section 1611(e)(4)(A)(i) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1382(e)(4)(A)(i)) is amended—

(1)

by striking fleeing to avoid and inserting the subject of an arrest warrant for the purpose of;

(2)

by striking the place from which the person flees the first place it appears and inserting the jurisdiction issuing the warrant; and

(3)

by striking the place from which the person flees the second place it appears and inserting the jurisdiction.

(b)

Probation and parole warrant requirement

Section 1611(e)(4)(A)(ii) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1382(e)(4)(A)(ii)) is amended to read as follows:

(ii)

the subject of an arrest warrant for violating a condition of probation or parole imposed under Federal or State law.

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(c)

Disclosure

Section 1611(e)(5) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1382(e)(5)) is amended—

(1)

by striking any recipient of and inserting any individual who is a recipient of (or would be such a recipient but for the application of paragraph (4)(A)); and

(2)

by striking the recipient each place it appears and inserting the individual.

(d)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall be effective with respect to benefits payable for months that begin on or after January 1, 2021.

Passed the House of Representatives September 28, 2017.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.