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Public Law No: 109-250 (07/27/2006)

 
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Public Law 109-250
109th Congress

                                 An Act


 
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 
amended--
            (1) by redesignating the second paragraph (7) as paragraph 
        (9); and
            (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 
                paragraph.
                    ``(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 
                agencies.--
                          ``(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 
                this paragraph.
                    ``(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 
                this paragraph.''.

    Approved July 27, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5865:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006):
            July 25, considered and passed House.
            July 26, considered and passed Senate, amended. House 
                concurred in Senate amendment.

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