DMF/SSDI — Senate Passes Bipartisan Budget Agreement

This afternoon senators voted 64 to 36 to approve the bipartisan budget agreement.  Section 203 restricts access to the Death Master File (DMF) to certified individuals under a new program established under the Department of Commerce.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-poised-to-pass-bipartisan-budget-agreement/2013/12/18/54fd3a1a-6807-11e3-a0b9-249bbb34602c_print.html

This section also establishes a new user fee to cover the cost of certification that is projected to raise $517 million over 10 years.

RPAC will be outlining the approach we will be recommending that the genealogical community take in participating in the process Commerce is expected to take in developing this new program.

Much more to come.  Stay tuned.

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