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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2311

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the earnings 
             test for individuals who have attained age 62.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              June 3, 2003

Mr. Sessions (for himself, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, 
  Mr. Hastings of Washington, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Paul, Mr. Souder, Mr. 
  Garrett of New Jersey, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Hayes, Mr. 
 Davis of Illinois, Ms. Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida, Mr. Hefley, Mr. 
   Vitter, Mr. Green of Wisconsin, Mr. Forbes, Mrs. Jo Ann Davis of 
  Virginia, Mr. Frost, and Mr. Toomey) introduced the following bill; 
         which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the earnings 
             test for individuals who have attained age 62.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    The Act may be cited as the ``Social Security Earnings Limit Repeal 
Act of 2003''.

SEC. 2. ELIMINATION OF EARNINGS TEST FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE ATTAINED 
              AGE 62.

    (a) In General.--Section 203 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
403) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (c)(1), by striking ``retirement age (as 
        defined in section 216(l))'' and inserting ``the age of 62'';
            (2) in paragraphs (1)(A) and (2) of subsection (d), by 
        striking ``retirement age (as defined in section 216(l))'' each 
        place it appears and inserting ``the age of 62'';
            (3) in subsection (f)(1)(B), by striking ``was at or above 
        retirement age (as defined in section 216(l))'' and inserting 
        ``was age 62 or above'';
            (4) in subsection (f)(3)--
                    (A) 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
                    (B) by striking ``retirement age (as defined in 
                section 216(l))'' and inserting ``age 62'';
            (5) in subsection (f)(8)(E), by striking ``retirement age 
        (as defined in section 216(l))'' and inserting ``age 62'';
            (6) in subsection (h)(1)(A), by striking ``retirement age 
        (as defined in section 216(l))'' each place it appears and 
        inserting ``age 62''; and
            (7) in subsection (j)--
                    (A) in the heading, by striking ``Retirement Age'' 
                and inserting ``Age 62''; and
                    (B) by striking ``having attained retirement age 
                (as defined in section 216(l))'' and inserting ``62 
                years of age''.
    (b) Conforming Amendments Eliminating the Special Exempt Amount for 
Individuals Who Have Attained Retirement Age.--
            (1) Single exempt amount.--Section 203(f)(8) of such Act 
        (42 U.S.C. 403(f)(8)) is amended--
                    (A) in subparagraph (A), 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) in the matter in subparagraph (B) 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'';
                    (C) in clause (i) of subparagraph (B), by striking 
                ``corresponding'';
                    (D) in the matter in clause (ii) of subparagraph 
                (B) preceding subclause (I), by striking ``the 
                product'' and all that follows through 
                ``individuals),'' and inserting ``the product of the 
                exempt amount which is in effect with respect to months 
                in the taxable year ending after 1993 and before 
                1995,'';
                    (E) in subclause (II) of subparagraph (B)(ii), by 
                striking ``for 2000'' and all that follows through 
                ``individuals),'' and inserting ``for 1992,''; and
                    (F) in the last sentence of subparagraph (B), by 
                striking ``an exempt amount'' and inserting ``the 
                exempt amount''.
            (2) Elimination of rules for computing special exempt 
        amount.--Section 203(f)(8) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 403(f)(8)) is 
        amended further--
                    (A) by striking subparagraph (D);
                    (B) by redesignating subparagraph (E) (as amended 
                by subsection (a)(5)) as subparagraph (D); and
                    (C) in subparagraph (D) (as redesignated), by 
                striking ``Notwithstanding subparagraph (D), no'' and 
                inserting ``No''.
            (3) Maintenance of current rules for disability benefits.--
        Section 223(d)(4)(A) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 423(d)(4)(A)) is 
        amended by inserting ``and section 2 of the Social Security 
        Earnings Limit Repeal Act of 2003'' after ``section 102 of the 
        Senior Citizens' Right to Work Act of 1996''.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to taxable 
years ending after December 31, 2003.
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