This bill would prevent the federal government from putting Social Security numbers on documents sent by mail, and whenever possible partially redact or completely remove the SSN from the document. Each federal department or agency would issue regulations specifying when the inclusion of an SSN is necessary, include instructions for redactions when possible, and ensure an SSN isn’t displayed on the outside of any package sent by mail. This requirement would take effect one year from this legislation’s enactment.
- EnactedSeptember 15th, 2017The President signed this bill into law
- The senate Passed September 6th, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
- The house Passed May 24th, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Oversight and ReformCommittee on Ways and MeansIntroducedJanuary 24th, 2017
- house Committees
What is House Bill H.R. 624?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 624
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) introduced this bill to prevent the federal government from unnecessarily mailing documents with people’s full Social Security number on them:
“Our federal government should be working to protect our nation's veterans and children, not actively contributing to the occurrence of this crime." He went on, "I am proud to introduce this commonsense legislation to remove Social Security Numbers from government documents when they aren't necessary.”
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