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H.R. 5192: Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5192 attempts to reduce synthetic ID fraud by requiring the Social Security Administration (SSA) to match the name, Social Security number (SSN), and date of birth submitted by permitted entities against the SSA’s records.  The bill seeks to protect individuals, firms, and the economy by allowing financial institutions to verify the accuracy of their customers’ personal identity information, in order to guard against the establishment of synthetic identities based on a valid SSN and a false name.

Studies show that children’s identities are stolen about 50 ...

Sponsor and status

Carlos Curbelo

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 26th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 18, 2018
Length: 10 pages
Introduced:

Mar 7, 2018

Status:

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

This bill was incorporated into:

S. 2155: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on May 24, 2018. (compare text)
Prognosis:

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Mar 7, 2018
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 11, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 13, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Apr 17, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 5192 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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