Another Bill Introduced Regarding Identity Theft HR 926

With thanks to Jan Meisels Allen and Ken Ryesky, the IAJGS representatives to RPAC:

HR 926,  introduced by Rep. Thomas Petri (R-WI), co-sponsored by John Duncan Jr. (R-TN), Walter Jones (R-NC) and Michael Grimm (R-NY) is the fourth bill so far addressing identity theft but does NOT address the commercial version of the Death Master File known as the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

HR 926 is entitled, “Social Security Identity Defense Act of 2013”.  This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code relative to information regarding disclosure that would affect identity theft such as a fraudulent use of a social security number, including that used in employment. It provides: requirements to notify the person whose Social Security number is being fraudulently used;  sanctions against employers who knowingly use the fraudulent Social Security Numbers;  and establishes a process for reporting misuse of Social Security numbers to the FBI and other government agencies.  To read the bill see:

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Thank you to Ken Ryesky, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee member for alerting us to this bill.  It is worth monitoring as bills do get amended in committee.

Jan Meisels Allen

IAJGS Vice President

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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