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109th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 815

 To amend section 5318 to prohibit the use of identification issued by 
 foreign governments, other than passports, for purposes of verifying 
     the identity of a person who opens an account at a financial 
                  institution, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 15, 2005

Mr. Garrett of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. Tancredo, Mr. Norwood, Mr. 
 Jones of North Carolina, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Weldon of Florida, Mr. 
     Culberson, Mrs. Jo Ann Davis of Virginia, and Mr. Hostettler) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                           Financial Services

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend section 5318 to prohibit the use of identification issued by 
 foreign governments, other than passports, for purposes of verifying 
     the identity of a person who opens an account at a financial 
                  institution, 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. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Financial Customer Identification 
Verification Improvement Act''.

SEC. 2. FOREIGN-ISSUED FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION PROHIBITED AS PROOF OF 
              IDENTITY TO OPEN ACCOUNTS AT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

    Section 5318(l) of title 31, United States Code (relating to 
identification and verification of accountholders) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (7); and
            (2) by inserting after paragraph (5) the following new 
        paragraph:
            ``(6) Prohibition on use of identification issued by a 
        foreign government.--A financial institution may not accept any 
        form of identification that was issued by a foreign government, 
        other than a passport, for use in verifying the identity of a 
        person in connection with the opening of an account by such 
        person at the financial institution, including a matricula 
        consular issued in the United States by a duly authorized 
        consular officer of the Government of Mexico.''.
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