H.R.300 - Older Americans' Freedom to Work Act of 1993103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hastert, J. Dennis [R-IL-14] (Introduced 01/05/1993)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||05/26/1994 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.|
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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 300 Introduced in House (IH)] 103d CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 300 To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the earnings test for individuals who have attained retirement age. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 5, 1993 Mr. Hastert (for himself, Mr. Goss, Mr. Houghton, Mr. Hancock, Mr. Darden, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Clement, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Shays, Mr. Bunning, Mr. Coble, Mr. Goodling, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Lightfoot, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Combest, Mr. Dornan, Mr. Sundquist, Mr. McCrery, Mr. Hefley, Mr. Herger, Mr. Gallegly, Mrs. Bentley, Mr. Armey, Mr. Bacchus of Florida, Mr. Neal of North Carolina, Ms. Snowe, Mr. McCollum, Mr. Upton, Mr. Walker, Ms. Norton, Mr. Crane, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Oxley, Mr. Taylor of North Carolina, Mrs. Morella, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Towns, Mr. Michel, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Pete Geren of Texas, Mr. McDade, Mr. Ravenel, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Kyl, Mr. Hochbrueckner, Mr. Gallo, Mr. Hall of Texas, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Hutto, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Hobson, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Mr. Machtley, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Neal of Massachusetts, Mr. Murtha, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Paxon, Mr. Hansen, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Traficant, Mr. Stump, Mr. Baker of Louisiana, Mr. Smith of Oregon, Mr. Solomon, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. DeLay, Mr. Wilson, Mr. McCandless, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Zimmer, Mr. Zeliff, Mr. Gillmor, Mr. Moorhead, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Quillen, Mr. Baker of California, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Bereuter, Mr. Boucher, Mr. Allard, Mr. Frost, Mr. Martinez, Mr. Hefner, Mr. Roth, Mr. Nussle, Ms. Fowler, Mr. Weldon, Mr. Klug, Mr. Santorum, Mr. English of Oklahoma, Mr. Owens, Mr. Kasich, Mr. Petri, Mr. Torricelli, Mr. Evans, Mr. Porter, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Rahall, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Schaefer, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Barrett of Nebraska, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Thomas of Wyoming, Mrs. Vucanovich, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Sarpalius, Mr. Young of Florida, Mr. de Lugo, Mr. Leach, Mr. Franks of Connecticut, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Saxton, and Mr. Markey) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the earnings test for individuals who have attained retirement age. 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 ``Older Americans' Freedom to Work Act of 1993''. SEC. 2. ELIMINATION OF EARNINGS TEST FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE ATTAINED RETIREMENT AGE. Section 203 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 403) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (1) of subsection (c) and paragraphs (1)(A) and (2) of subsection (d), by striking ``the age of seventy'' and inserting ``retirement age (as defined in section 216(l))''; (2) in subsection (f)(1)(B), by striking ``was age seventy or over'' and inserting ``was at or above retirement age (as defined in section 216(l))''; (3) in subsection (f)(3), by striking ``33\1/3\ percent'' and all that follows through ``any other individual,'' and inserting ``50 percent of such individual's earnings for such year in excess of the product of the exempt amount as determined under paragraph (8),'' and by striking ``age 70'' and inserting ``retirement age (as defined in section 216(l))''; (4) in subsection (h)(1)(A), by striking ``age 70'' each place it appears and inserting ``retirement age (as defined in section 216(l))''; and (5) in subsection (j), by striking ``Age Seventy'' in the heading and inserting ``Retirement Age'', and by striking ``seventy years of age'' and inserting ``having attained retirement age (as defined in section 216(l))''. SEC. 3. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS ELIMINATING THE SPECIAL EXEMPT AMOUNT FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE ATTAINED RETIREMENT AGE. (a) Uniform Exempt Amount.--Section 203(f)(8)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 403(f)(8)(A)) is amended by striking ``the new exempt amounts (separately stated for individuals described in subparagraph (D) and for other individuals) which are to be applicable'' and inserting ``a new exempt amount which shall be applicable''. (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 203(f)(8)(B) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 403(f)(8)(B)) is amended-- (1) in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking ``Except'' and all that follows through ``whichever'' and inserting ``The exempt amount which is applicable for each month of a particular taxable year shall be whichever''; (2) in clause (i), by striking ``corresponding''; and (3) in the last sentence, by striking ``an exempt amount'' and inserting ``the exempt amount''. (c) Repeal of Basis for Computation of Special Exempt Amount.-- Section 203(f)(8)(D) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 403(f)(8)(D)) is repealed. SEC. 4. ADDITIONAL CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. (a) Elimination of Redundant References to Retirement Age.--Section 203 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 403) is amended-- (1) in the last sentence of subsection (c), by striking ``nor shall any deduction'' and all that follows and inserting ``nor shall any deduction be made under this subsection from any widow's or widower's insurance benefit if the widow, surviving divorced wife, widower, or surviving divorced husband involved became entitled to such benefit prior to attaining age 60.''; and (2) in subsection (f)(1), by striking clause (D) and inserting the following: ``(D) for which such individual is entitled to widow's or widower's insurance benefits if such individual became so entitled prior to attaining age 60, or''. (b) Conforming Amendment to Provisions for Determining Amount of Increase on Account of Delayed Retirement.--Section 202(w)(2)(B)(ii) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 402(w)(2)(B)(ii)) is amended-- (1) by striking ``either''; and (2) by striking ``or suffered deductions under section 203(b) or 203(c) in amounts equal to the amount of such benefit''. (c) Continued Application of Rule Governing Entitlement of Blind Beneficiaries.--The second sentence of section 223(d)(4) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 423(d)(4)) is amended by inserting after ``subparagraph (D) thereof'' the following: ``(or would be applicable to such individuals but for the amendments made by the Older Americans' Freedom to Work Act of 1993)''. SEC. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE. The amendments made by this Act shall apply only with respect to taxable years ending after December 31, 1993. <all>