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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2009

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title II of the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect the integrity and confidentiality of Social Security account numbers issued under such title, to prohibit the establishment in the Federal Government of any uniform national identifying number, and to prohibit Federal agencies from imposing standards for identification of individuals on other agencies or persons.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/06/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date All Actions
01/06/2009Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Action By: House of Representatives
01/06/2009Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
01/06/2009Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/06/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E7-8)
Action By: House of Representatives
01/06/2009Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 06/03/2009

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means01/06/2009 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform01/06/2009 Referred to
House Homeland Security09/22/2010 Legislative interest

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Introduced in House (01/06/2009)

Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2009 - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code to prohibit using a Social Security account number except for specified Social Security and tax purposes. Prohibits the Social Security Administration from divulging the Social Security account number of an individual to any federal, state, or local government agency or instrumentality, or to any other individual.

Amends the Privacy Act of 1974 to prohibit any federal, state, or local government agency or instrumentality from requesting an individual to disclose his Social Security account number on either a mandatory or a voluntary basis.

Prohibits any two federal agencies or instrumentalities from implementing the same identifying number with respect to any individual (except as authorized by the Social Security Act).

Prohibits any federal agency from: (1) establishing or mandating a uniform standard for identification of an individual that is required to be used by any other federal or state agency, or by a private person, for any purpose other than that of conducting the authorized activities of the standard-establishing or -mandating federal agency; or (2) conditioning receipt of any federal grant, contract, or other federal funding on the adoption, by a state or local government, or by a state agency, of such a uniform standard.