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H.R. 624 (115th): Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 624, as amended, restricts the use of social security numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal government, unless the head of a department or agency determines the inclusion of such a number is necessary.

Additionally, H.R. 624, as amended, requires the heads of the 24 major executive agencies covered under the CFO Act to issue regulations regarding when the use of social security numbers in documents sent via mail is necessary. These regulations must include instructions for the partial redaction of social security numbers whenever feasible, as well as a requirement that social security numbers not be visible on the outside of any package sent by mail.

Finally, H.R. 624, as amended, requires the heads of the 24 major CFO Act agencies to report to Congress on …

Sponsor and status

David Valadao

Sponsor. Representative for California's 21st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 7, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Jan 24, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 15, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 15, 2017.

Pub.L. 115-59

33 Cosponsors (19 Republicans, 14 Democrats)



Jan 24, 2017

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Feb 14, 2017
Ordered Reported

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May 23, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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May 24, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Sep 6, 2017
Passed Senate

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Sep 15, 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 624 (115th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 624. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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