Text: H.R.5865 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 109-250 (07/27/2006)
[109th Congress Public Law 250]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 109-250
To amend section 1113 of the Social Security Act to temporarily increase
funding for the program of temporary assistance for United States
citizens returned from foreign countries, and for other
purposes. <<NOTE: July 27, 2006 - [H.R. 5865]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. PAYMENTS FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS
RETURNED FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
(a) Increase in Aggregate Payments Limit for Fiscal Year 2006.--
Section 1113(d) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1313(d)) is
amended by inserting ``, except that, in the case of fiscal year 2006,
the total amount of such assistance provided during that fiscal year
shall not exceed $6,000,000'' after ``2003''.
SEC. 2. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION IN THE DIRECTORY OF NEW HIRES TO
ASSIST ADMINISTRATION OF FOOD STAMP PROGRAMS.
Section 453(j) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 653(j)) is
(1) by redesignating the second paragraph (7) as paragraph
(2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
``(10) Information comparisons and disclosure to assist in
administration of food stamp programs.--
``(A) In general.--If, for purposes of administering
a food stamp program under the Food Stamp Act of 1977, a
State agency responsible for the administration of the
program transmits to the Secretary the names and social
security account numbers of individuals, the Secretary
shall disclose to the State agency information on the
individuals and their employers maintained in the
National Directory of New Hires, subject to this
``(B) Condition on disclosure by the secretary.--The
Secretary shall make a disclosure under subparagraph (A)
only to the extent that the Secretary determines that
the disclosure would not interfere with the effective
operation of the program under this part.
``(C) Use and disclosure of information by state
``(i) In general.--A State agency may not use
or disclose information provided under this
paragraph except for purposes of administering a
program referred to in subparagraph (A).
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``(ii) Information security.--The State agency
shall have in effect data security and control
policies that the Secretary finds adequate to
ensure the security of information obtained under
this paragraph and to ensure that access to such
information is restricted to authorized persons
for purposes of authorized uses and disclosures.
``(iii) Penalty for misuse of information.--An
officer or employee of the State agency who fails
to comply with this subparagraph shall be subject
to the sanctions under subsection (l)(2) to the
same extent as if the officer or employee were an
officer or employee of the United States.
``(D) Procedural requirements.--State agencies
requesting information under this paragraph shall adhere
to uniform procedures established by the Secretary
governing information requests and data matching under
``(E) Reimbursement of costs.--The State agency
shall reimburse the Secretary, in accordance with
subsection (k)(3), for the costs incurred by the
Secretary in furnishing the information requested under
Approved July 27, 2006.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5865:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006):
July 25, considered and passed House.
July 26, considered and passed Senate, amended. House
concurred in Senate amendment.