Text: H.R.4883 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
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[H.R. 4883 Introduced in House (IH)]

103d CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4883

To deny Federal benefits for 10 years to persons convicted of making a 
fraudulent representation with respect to residence in order to receive 
        benefits from 2 or more States, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             August 1, 1994

  Mr. Zimmer introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                   Committee on Government Operations

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                                 A BILL


 
To deny Federal benefits for 10 years to persons convicted of making a 
fraudulent representation with respect to residence in order to receive 
        benefits from 2 or more States, 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. FEDERAL BENEFITS DENIED FOR 10 YEARS TO PERSONS CONVICTED OF 
              MAKING A FRAUDULENT REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO 
              RESIDENCE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE BENEFITS FROM 2 OR MORE 
              STATES.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person who has 
received benefits or services during any period under a program 
administered by a State or by a political subdivision of a State 
eligibility for which is limited to residents of the State or political 
subdivision (whether or not the program receives Federal funds), has 
received benefits or services during the period under such a program 
administered by another State or by a political subdivision of another 
State, and is convicted in Federal or State court of making a 
fraudulent statement or representation to either such program with 
respect to the place of residence of the person shall not be eligible, 
during the 10-year period that begins with the date of the conviction, 
to receive benefits or services under any program administered by the 
Federal Government eligibility for which is based on need.

SEC. 2. FEDERAL EFFORTS TO ASSIST IN PREVENTING FRAUDULENT RECEIPT OF 
              BENEFITS FROM 2 OR MORE STATES.

    (a) In General.--The Secretaries of Health and Human Services, 
Agriculture, Education, Labor, and Housing and Urban Development shall 
each design and implement a program to assist the States in preventing 
persons from engaging in conduct described in section 1.
    (b) Reports to the Congress.--Within 6 months after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, 
Agriculture, Education, Labor, and Housing and Urban Development shall 
each submit to the Congress a report on the activities undertaken by 
the programs administered by such Secretaries, respectively, to assist 
the States in preventing persons from engaging in conduct described in 
section 1.
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