[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-318
111th Congress

An Act


 
To limit access to Social Security account numbers. <>

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 ``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 <> 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 <> 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.