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Public Law No: 111-318 (12/18/2010)

 
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Public Law 111-318
111th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To limit access to Social Security account numbers. <<NOTE: Dec. 18, 
                          2010 -  [S. 3789]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Social Security 
Number Protection Act of 2010.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 42 USC 1305 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Social Security Number Protection Act 
of 2010''.
SEC. 2. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER PROTECTION.

    (a) Prohibition of Use of Social Security Account Numbers on Checks 
Issued for Payment by Governmental Agencies.--
            (1) In general.--Section 205(c)(2)(C) of the Social Security 
        Act (42 U.S.C. 405(c)(2)(C)) is amended by adding at the end the 
        following:

    ``(x) No Federal, State, or local agency may display the Social 
Security account number of any individual, or any derivative of such 
number, on any check issued for any payment by the Federal, State, or 
local agency.''.
            (2) Effective <<NOTE: 42 USC 405 note.>> date.--The 
        amendment made by this subsection shall apply with respect to 
        checks issued after the date that is 3 years after the date of 
        enactment of this Act.

    (b) Prohibition of Inmate Access to Social Security Account 
Numbers.--
            (1) In general.--Section 205(c)(2)(C) of the Social Security 
        Act (42 U.S.C. 405(c)(2)(C)) (as amended by subsection (a)) is 
        amended by adding at the end the following:

    ``(xi) No Federal, State, or local agency may employ, or enter into 
a contract for the use or employment of, prisoners in any capacity that 
would allow such prisoners access to the Social Security account numbers 
of other <<NOTE: Definition.>> individuals. For purposes of this clause, 
the term `prisoner' means an individual confined in a jail, prison, or 
other penal institution or correctional facility pursuant to such 
individual's conviction of a criminal offense.''.
            (2) Effective date.--The amendment made by this subsection 
        shall apply with respect to employment of prisoners,

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        or entry into contract with prisoners, after the date that is 1 
        year after the date of enactment of this Act.

    Approved December 18, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 3789:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
            Sept. 28, considered and passed Senate.
            Dec. 8, considered and passed House.

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