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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
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[H.R. 3727 Introduced in House (IH)]

103d CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 3727

  To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a 
   study of, and report to the Congress on, the feasibility of using 
  biometric devices to verify the identity of persons applying for or 
 receiving aid to families with dependent children in order to reduce 
                     fraud in the welfare program.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 25, 1994

Mr. Lazio (for himself, Mr. King, Mr. Levy, Mr. Boehlert, Mr. Lewis of 
California, Mr. Petri, Mr. Dornan, Mr. Bilbray, Mr. Zimmer, Mr. Walker, 
 Mr. McHugh, Mr. Armey, Mr. Gingrich, Mr. Canady, Mr. Shaw, Ms. Dunn, 
   Mr. Allard, Mr. DeLay, Mr. Horn, Mrs. Fowler, Mr. Duncan, and Mr. 
    Gekas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                      Committee on Ways and Means

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                                 A BILL


 
  To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a 
   study of, and report to the Congress on, the feasibility of using 
  biometric devices to verify the identity of persons applying for or 
 receiving aid to families with dependent children in order to reduce 
                     fraud in the welfare program.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. STUDY OF THE FEASIBILITY OF USING BIOMETRIC DEVICES TO 
              VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF PERSONS APPLYING FOR OR RECEIVING 
              AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN; REPORT TO THE 
              CONGRESS.

    (a) Study.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall 
conduct a study designed to determine--
            (1) whether it would be feasible to reduce fraud in the 
        receipt of aid to families with dependent children under any 
        State plan approved under part A of title IV of the Social 
        Security Act by using biometric devices to measure various 
        physical characteristics of the persons applying for or 
        receiving such aid in order to verify the identity of such 
        persons; and
            (2) if so, whether it would be appropriate to enter into a 
        contract with a private party or parties to perform such 
        identification.
    (b) Report to the Congress.--Not later than 6 months after the date 
of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services shall submit to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House 
of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate a report 
on the results of the study required by subsection (a).

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