Text: H.R.917 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

There is one version of the bill.

Text available as:

Shown Here:
Introduced in House

 
 
HR 917 SC2
102d CONGRESS
2d Session
 H. R. 917
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for a more gradual
period of transition (under a new alternative formula with respect to such
transition) to the changes in benefit computation rules enacted in the Social
Security Amendments of 1977 as such changes apply to workers born in years
after 1916 and before 1927 (and related beneficiaries) and to provide for
increases in such workers' benefits accordingly, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 6, 1991
Mr. ROYBAL (for himself, Mr. RINALDO, Mr. FORD of Tennessee, Mr. GRANDY,
Mr. SAXTON, Mr. HEFNER, Mr. QUILLEN, Mr. ANNUNZIO, Mr. MACHTLEY,
Mr. DERRICK, Mrs. VUCANOVICH, Mr. BROWN, Mr. BEVILL, Mr. KANJORSKI,
Mr. HARRIS, Mr. PICKETT, Mr. MINETA, Mr. GALLO, Mr. SENSENBRENNER,
Mr. MCEWEN, Mr. PALLONE, Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN, Mr. BOUCHER, Mr. GORDON,
Mr. YATES, Mr. GAYDOS, Mr. MRAZEK, Mr. RAHALL, Mr. MCDADE, Mr. JONTZ,
Mr. POSHARD, Mrs. LLOYD, Mr. CALLAHAN, Mr. MARTINEZ, Mr. WOLPE, Mr. FRANK
of Massachusetts, Mr. PERKINS, Mrs. PATTERSON, Mr. NATCHER, Mr. SMITH of
Florida, Mr. ROE, Mr. MURPHY, Mrs. COLLINS of Illinois, Ms. OAKAR, Mr. HALL
of Texas, Mr. JOHNSON of South Dakota, Mr. KOLTER, Mr. YATRON, Mr. JONES of
North Carolina, Mr. HAYES of Illinois, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey,
Mr. MADIGAN, Mr. GEJDENSON, Mr. HORTON, Mr. WELDON, Mr. MANTON, Mr. STAGGERS,
Mr. MORAN, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. STEARNS, Mr. LENT, Mr. CONDIT, Mr. FEIGHAN,
Mr. BACCHUS, Mr. BONIOR, Mr. ENGLISH, Mr. MAVROULES, Mr. SUNDQUIST,
Mr. CLINGER, Mr. LAGOMARSINO, Mr. RICHARDSON, Mr. ROTH, Mr. HUBBARD, Mr. CARR,
Mr. EVANS, Mr. FAZIO, Mr. ANDERSON, Mr. VISCLOSKY, Mr. GOSS, Mr. LIPINSKI,
Ms. MOLINARI, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. WILSON, Mr. STOKES, Mr. SCHEUER, Mr. DEFAZIO,
Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota, Mr. DYMALLY, Mr. TRAFICANT, Mr. APPLEGATE,
Mr. CHAPMAN, Mr. TALLON, Mr. DICKINSON, Mr. BAKER, Mr. ENGEL, Mr. GILMAN,
Mr. SCHUMER, Mr. VALENTINE, Mr. BRUCE, Mr. VOLKMER, Mr. DELLUMS, Mr. ACKERMAN,
Mr. TORRES, Mr. COSTELLO, Mrs. MINK, Mr. KILDEE, Mr. SIKORSKI, Mr. HOLLOWAY,
Mr. MONTGOMERY, Mr. WYLIE, Mr. BUSTAMANTE, Mr. BROOMFIELD, Mr. MILLER of
Ohio, Mr. ABERCROMBIE, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. MCMILLEN of Maryland, Mr. KOSTMAYER,
Ms. KAPTUR, Mr. WILLIAMS, Mrs. ROUKEMA, Mr. BENNETT, Mr. HERTEL, Mr. LANCASTER,
Mr. NAGLE, Mr. LEVINE of California, Mr. KOPETSKI, Mr. FROST, Mr. LANTOS,
Mr. BERMAN, Ms. DELAURO, Mr. GUARINI, Mr. GONZALEZ, Mr. LUKEN, Mr. BILBRAY,
Mr. SHAW, and Mr. DAVIS) introduced the following bill; which was referred
to the Committee on Ways and Means
September 19, 1991
Additional sponsors: Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. REED, Mr. MARKEY, Mr. DWYER of
New Jersey, Mr. TOWNS, Ms. NORTON, Mr. MCGRATH, Mr. SHUSTER, Mr. WHITTEN,
Mr. FLAKE, Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mr. MFUME, Mr. MOORHEAD, Mr. SOLOMON, Mr. HYDE,
Mr. FISH, Mr. LIGHTFOOT, Mr. NEAL of North Carolina, Mr. ECKART, Mr. TAYLOR of
Mississippi, Mrs. MORELLA, Mr. HUCKABY, Mr. JOHNSTON of Florida, Mr. DARDEN,
Mr. RAMSTAD, Mr. SANTORUM, Mr. TAYLOR of North Carolina, Mr. JONES of Georgia,
Mr. HOCHBRUECKNER, Mr. STUMP, Mr. ROSE, Mr. WEBER, Mr. JAMES, Mr. YOUNG
of Alaska, Mr. HOAGLAND, Mr. RIGGS, Mr. LEACH, Mr. SISISKY, Mr. SCHAEFER,
Mr. COLEMAN of Texas, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. SWETT, Mr. TRAXLER, Mr. OWENS of New
York, Mr. PAXON, Mr. ERDREICH, Mr. SARPALIUS, Mr. SPENCE, Mr. DORGAN of North
Dakota, Mr. CRAMER, Mr. GEKAS, Mr. VANDER JAGT, Mr. SANGMEISTER, Mr. CAMP,
Mr. COX of California, Mr. DE LUGO, Mr. HOBSON, Mr. DIXON, Mr. MOAKLEY,
Mr. TAUZIN, Mr. BROWDER, Mr. ORTIZ, Mr. FRANKS of Connecticut, Mr. BRYANT,
Mr. ROEMER, Mr. BOEHNER, Mr. OBERSTAR, Mr. RAVENEL, Mr. HENRY, Mr. CLAY,
Mrs. BOXER, Mr. STARK, Mr. MURTHA, Mr. FOGLIETTA, Mr. GALLEGLY, Ms. HORN,
Mr. DOOLEY, Mr. SMITH of Iowa, Mr. TORRICELLI, Mr. ANDREWS of New Jersey,
Mr. ESPY, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. HAYES of Louisiana, Mrs. BYRON, Ms. WATERS,
Mr. SOLARZ, Mr. HUNTER, Mr. GEREN of Texas, Mr. GILLMOR, Mr. WALSH, Mr. NUSSLE,
Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. EMERSON, Mr. ORTON, Mrs. COLLINS of Michigan,
Mr. TANNER, Mr. JEFFERSON, Mr. ZELIFF, Mr. LAUGHLIN, Mr. ZIMMER, Mr. HALL
of Ohio, Mr. SAVAGE, Mr. BREWSTER, Mr. COMBEST, Mr. PETERSON of Florida,
and Mr. OWENS of Utah
August 24, 1992
Additional sponsors: Mr. CONYERS, Mr. LEHMAN of Florida, Mr. PETRI,
Mr. BORSKI, Mr. GLICKMAN, Mr. EWING, Mr. HANSEN, Mr. NEAL of Massachusetts,
Mr. COUGHLIN, Mr. PARKER, Mr. VENTO, Mr. DUNCAN, Mr. ROGERS, Mr. WEISS,
Mr. MARLENEE, Mr. SMITH of Oregon, Mr. EDWARDS of Oklahoma, Mrs. LOWEY of
New York, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. CAMPBELL of California, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, Mr.  OLVER,
Mr. GILCHREST, Mr. CLEMENT, Mr. STALLINGS, Mr. HERGER, Mr. RUSSO, Mr. PAYNE
of New Jersey, Mr. SHARP, Mr. YOUNG of Florida, Mr. STUDDS, Mr. MOLLOHAN,
Mr. SKEEN, Mr. HATCHER, Mr. LEHMAN of California, Mr. OBEY, Mr. LOWERY of
California, Mr. LIVINGSTON, Mr. CAMPBELL of Colorado, Mr. ATKINS, Mr. EDWARDS
of Texas, Mrs. KENNELLY, Mr. EARLY, Mr. BROOKS, Mr. MORRISON, Mr. KLUG,
Mr. SCHIFF, and Mr. Washington
Deleted sponsor: Ms. HORN (added June 10, 1991; deleted July 1, 1992)
A BILL
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for a more gradual
period of transition (under a new alternative formula with respect to such
transition) to the changes in benefit computation rules enacted in the Social
Security Amendments of 1977 as such changes apply to workers born in years
after 1916 and before 1927 (and related beneficiaries) and to provide for
increases in such workers' benefits accordingly, and for other purposes.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
  This Act may be cited as the `Social Security Notch Adjustment Act of 1991'.
SEC. 2. EXPANSION OF PERIOD OF TRANSITION; NEW ALTERNATIVE FORMULA WITH
RESPECT TO SUCH PERIOD.
  (a) EXPANSION OF PERIOD OF TRANSITION- Section 215(a)(4)(B)(i) of the
  Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 415(a)(4)(B)(i)) is amended by striking
  `1984' and inserting `1989'.
  (b) ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW TRANSITIONAL FORMULA- Section 215(a) of such Act (42
  U.S.C. 415(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
  `(8)(A) Paragraphs (1) (except for subparagraph (C)(i) thereof) and (4)
  do not apply to the computation or recomputation of a primary insurance
  amount for an individual who had wages or self-employment income credited
  for one or more years prior to 1979, and who was not eligible for an old-age
  or disability insurance benefit, and did not die, prior to January 1979,
  if in the year for which the computation or recomputation would be made
  the individual's primary insurance amount would be greater if computed or
  recomputed under subparagraph (B).
  `(B) The primary insurance amount computed or recomputed under this
  subparagraph is equal to the sum of the amount which would be computed
  under this subsection if this paragraph were not applied, plus the product
  (not less than zero) derived by multiplying--
  `(i) the excess of the adjusted old-law benefit amount over the new-law
  benefit amount, by
  `(ii) the applicable reduction factor.
  `(C) For purposes of this paragraph, in the case of any individual described
  in subparagraph (A)--
  `(i) The term `adjusted old-law benefit amount' means the amount computed
  or recomputed under this subsection as in effect in December 1978 (for
  purposes of old-age insurance benefits in the case of an individual who
  becomes eligible for such benefits prior to 1989) or subsection (d) (in
  the case of an individual to whom such subsection applies), subject to
  the amendments made by section 5117 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation
  Act of 1990.
  `(ii) The term `new-law benefit amount' means the amount which would be
  computed under this subsection if this paragraph were not applied.
  `(iii)(I) The term `applicable reduction factor' means the excess of
  the applicable base percentage determined under subclause (II) over the
  applicable early retirement percentage determined under subclause (III).
  `(II) The applicable base percentage determined under this subclause is
  the percentage provided in the following table:
  `If the individual becomes
eligible for old-age insurance
--The applicable base
benefits in:
--percentage is:
1979
--40 percent
1980
--37 percent
1981
--34 percent
1982
--31 percent
1983
--25 percent
1984
--20 percent
1985
--15 percent
1986
--10 percent
1987
--5 percent
1988
--5 percent.
  `(III) The applicable early retirement percentage determined under this
  subclause is the product derived by multiplying 5/12 of 1 percent by the
  total number of months, before the month in which the individual attains
  the age of 65, for which an old-age insurance benefit is payable to such
  individual.'.
  (c) APPLICABILITY OF OLD PROVISIONS- Section 215(a)(5) of such Act (42
  U.S.C. 415(a)(5)) is amended--
  (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking `subject to subparagraphs (B), (C),
  (D), and (E),' and inserting `subject to subparagraphs (B), (C), (D),
  (E), and (F),'; and
  (2) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
  `(F) In applying this section as in effect in December 1978 as provided
  in subparagraph (A) in the case of an individual to whom paragraph (1)
  does not apply by reason of paragraph (8)--
  `(i) subsection (b)(2)(C) shall be deemed to provide that an individual's
  `computation base years' may include only calendar years in the period
  after 1950 (or 1936 if applicable) and ending with the calendar year in
  which such individual attains age 65; and
  `(ii) the `contribution and benefit base' (under section 230) with respect
  to remuneration paid in (and taxable years beginning in) any calendar year
  after 1981 shall be deemed to be $29,700.'.
  (d) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 215(a)(3)(A) of such Act (42
  U.S.C. 415(a)(3)(A)) is amended in the matter following clause (iii)
  by striking `(4)' and inserting `(4) or (8)'.
SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE AND RELATED RULES.
  (a) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subsection (c), the amendments made
  by this Act shall be effective as if included in the amendments made by
  section 201 of the Social Security Amendments of 1977.
  (b) RECOMPUTATION- In any case in which an individual (under title II of
  the Social Security Act) is entitled, for the month in which this Act is
  enacted, to monthly insurance benefits under such title which were computed--
  (1) under section 215 of the Social Security Act as in effect (by reason
  of the Social Security Amendments of 1977) after December 1978, or
  (2) under section 215 of such Act as in effect prior to January 1979
  (and subsequently amended and modified) by reason of subsection (a)(4)(B)
  of such section (as amended by the Social Security Amendments of 1977),
the Secretary of Health and Human Services (notwithstanding section 215(f)(1))
of the Social Security Act) shall recompute such individual's primary insurance
amount so as to take into account the amendments made by this section.
  (c) PROSPECTIVE APPLICABILITY- The amendments made by this Act shall apply
  only with respect to benefits for months after November 1991.

Share This