US Introduced Social Security Number Legislation Resource – 2005 Session

US Introduced Social Security Number Legislation Resource – 2005 Session in United States

US Introduced Social Security Number Legislation Resource – 2005 Session

State: Bill Summary:
Alabama H.B. 7, First Special Session
Sent to governor 
7/26/05
Relates to commercial driver licenses, deletes the requirement that the Social Security number of the licensee be included on the license.
H.B. 32
Prohibits any state department or agency from revealing or placing the Social Security number of a person on any document available for public inspection without the consent of the person. An exception would be made when the Social Security number is needed for a government purpose by a state or federal agency.
H.B. 80
Passed House 3/1/05
Prohibits a state department or agency from placing or otherwise revealing the Social Security number of a person on any document available for public inspection without the express consent of the person with certain exceptions.
H.B. 92
Require state records and documents containing Social Security numbers to be disposed or stored in a manner which secures the Social Security numbers.
H.B. 190
Passed House 3/8/05
Deletes the requirement that the Social Security number of the licensee be included on the license.
H.B. 459
Passed House 3/15/05
Deletes the requirement that the Social Security number of a operator be listed on a motor vehicle accident report.
H.B. 563
Deletes the requirement that the Social Security number of a operator be listed on a motor vehicle accident report.
Alaska H.B. 270
Relates to breaches of security involving personal information, consumer report security freezes, protection of social security numbers, disposal of records, factual declarations of innocence after identity theft, furnishing consumer credit header information, and filing police reports regarding identity theft; and amending Rule 60, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
S.B. 180
Relates to breaches of security involving personal information, consumer report security freezes, protection of Social Security numbers, disposal of records, and the accuracy of reports on credit history, score, and ranking.
Arizona H.B. 2149
Passed House 2/22/05
Relates to Social Security numbers and government requests for such numbers.
California A.B. 293
Passed Assembly 5/9/05
Makes it an unfair business practice for a home inspector or a company that employs home inspectors to fail to make those disclosures or to disclose personal identifying information, including the Social Security number, of a person involved in an inspection.
S.B. 222
Existing law prohibits a person or entity, with specified exceptions, from publicly posting or displaying an individual’s Social Security number or doing certain other acts that might compromise the security of an individual’s Social Security number.  This bill would provide that any violation of this provision is a misdemeanor, punishable as specified.
Connecticut H.B. 5136
Failed Joint Favorable deadline 3/22/05
Requires that any request for a Social Security number to be accompanied by a statement that includes the following information: (1) A statement of whether providing the Social Security number is voluntary or mandatory, (2) the state or federal law that requires the person’s Social Security number to be provided, (3) the intended use of such number, (4) a statement that indicates no service or privilege will be withheld upon failure to provide such number if providing such number is not mandatory, and (5) that a person may create an independent nine digit number for identification purposes.
H.B. 6125
Clarifies that effective July 1, 2005, health insurers are prohibited from printing Social Security numbers on enrollee identification cards.
H.B. 6733
Failed Joint Favorable deadline 4/11/05
Protects the confidentiality of motor vehicle operator’s license numbers and partial Social Security numbers from possible identity theft when provided on a voter registration application.
S.B. 104
Requires state agencies and businesses to accept a form of identification other than a person’s Social Security number unless such Social Security number is needed to prove citizenship for employment purposes.
Delaware S.B. 124
Prohibits the installation, transmission, and use of computer software that collects personally identifiable information, and authorizes the attorney general to bring a civil action against anyone who violates any provision of this act and seek damages ranging from $1,000 to $1 million.
Florida H.B. 217
Withdrawn prior to introduction 3/3/05
Creates an exemption from public records requirements for home addresses, telephone numbers, Social Security numbers, and photographs of current or former personnel of crime laboratory or medical examiner’s office, and their spouses and children, and names and locations of schools and day care facilities attended by children of such personnel.
H.B. 1435
Died on calendar 5/6/05
Creates an exemption from public records requirements for home addresses, telephone numbers, Social Security numbers, and photos of specified employees of a law enforcement agency or medical examiner’s office in the forensic discipline, and the names, home addresses, telephone numbers, Social Security numbers, photos and places of employment of spouses and children of such employees, and names and locations of schools and day care facilities.
S.B. 58
Died in committee 5/6/05
Creates an exemption from public records requirements for home addresses, telephone numbers, Social Security numbers, and photographs of current or former personnel of crime laboratory or medical examiner’s office, and their spouses and children, and names and locations of schools and day care facilities attended by children of such personnel.
S.B. 1628
Died on calendar 5/6/05
Creates an exemption from public-records requirements for the personal identifying information, including Social Security numbers, contained in records concerning current or former juvenile probation officers, juvenile probation supervisors, and juvenile detention officers of DJJ, and their spouses and children; provides for future repeal and legislative review under Open Government Sunset Review Act of 1995; provides statement of public necessity.
S.B. 2162
Died in committee 5/6/05
Provides legislative intent; prohibits a person or business entity from using the Internet to solicit, request, or take any action to induce a computer user to provide personal identification information by fraudulently representing that person or business is an on-line business; prohibits a business entity or person who is not an authorized user of a computer from committing certain specified deceptive acts or practices that involve a computer.
S.B. 2382
Died in committee 5/6/05
Creates an exemption from public-records requirements for personal identifying information, including Social Security numbers, concerning current or former guardians ad litem and their spouses and children; provides a procedure for requesting an agency that is custodian of personal information and that is not an employer of guardian ad litem to maintain confidentiality of information.
Georgia H.B. 161
Relates to issuance, expiration, and renewal of drivers’ licenses, so as to prohibit any driver’s license or permit from containing the Social Security number of the licensee or permit holder.
Hawaii H.B. 530
Carried over to 2006 session
Prohibits the use of Social Security numbers to verify the identity of a person signing a candidate’s nomination papers.
Illinois H.B. 851
Makes a technical change in the Illinois Dental Practice Act concerning Social Security numbers on license applications.
H.B. 1840
Makes a technical change in the Wholesale Drug Distribution Licensing Act concerning Social Security numbers on license applications.
H.B. 1841
Makes a technical change in the Wholesale Drug Distribution Licensing Act concerning Social Security numbers on license applications.
H.B. 2201
Makes a technical change in the Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Act concerning Social Security numbers on license applications.
H.B. 2372
Amends the School Code with regarding the Chicago school district.  Provides that local school council members are required to submit their full name, sex, race, date of birth and Social Security number for a criminal background check.
H.B. 2418
Passed House 4/18/05
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code.  In provisions concerning (i) the operation of the State Disbursement Unit and (ii) contracts concerning that operation, provides that a child support disbursement check, correspondence related to child support, or any other document related to child support may not contain the Social Security number of the child support obligor, the oblige, or the child entitled to support unless required under federal law or by order of a court of competent jurisdiction.  Provides that nothing in these provisions prohibits the Social Security numbers of child support obligors, obliges, or children entitled to support from being retained as a confidential record not subject to public disclosure.
H.B. 2773
Makes a technical change in the Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act concerning Social Security numbers on license applications.
H.B. 2782
Makes a technical change in the Illinois Dental Practice Act concerning Social Security numbers on license applications.
H.B. 3675
Amends the Property Tax Code.  Provides for the confidentiality  of a person’s Social Security number if that number is received as part of an application for the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption or is received during an investigation concerning an exemption.
H.B. 4259
Amends the Secretary of State Act. Establishes a Unique Identification Number Task Force to explore the technical and procedural changes that are needed in order to implement a unique identification number system to replace the use of Social Security numbers by state and local government agencies.  Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.  Makes it an unlawful practice for a state or local government agency to use an individual’s Social Security number in certain ways, subject to various exceptions.  Requires each state or local government agency to develop and implement a Social Security number privacy policy by January 1, 2007.  Prohibits a state or local government agency from requesting an individual’s Social Security number unless specifically authorized to do so under state or federal law.  Provides that any person who knowingly violates the provisions regulating the use of Social Security numbers is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.  Makes other changes.  Amends the Freedom of Information Act.  Provides that information or documents containing all or any portion of an individual’s Social Security number are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, except to the extent authorized under certain provisions of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.  Preempts home rule powers.  Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State.
S.B. 933
Makes a technical change in the Illinois Dental Practice Act concerning Social Security numbers on license applications.
S.B. 1518
Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.  Makes it is an unlawful practice within the meaning of the Act for a financial institution to record the driver’s license number, Social Security number, or account balance of an account holder of the financial institution on a check presented by the account holder to the financial institution.
S.B. 2015
Amends the Election Code.  With respect to absentee ballots, requires that the ballot envelope clearly state that the voter must sign in a manner similar to his or her registration record signature. Requires that the voter supply his or her birth date and partial Social Security number on the ballot envelope. Requires that all rejected absentee ballots be counted, notwithstanding any provision of the Code to the contrary, and that the total number of rejected ballots must be reported to the state Board of Elections.
Iowa S.F. 316
Regulates the display of an employee’s Social Security number on a paycheck.  An employer may only displaythe last four digits of an employee’s Social Security number on any check, draft, or warrant used to pay the employee’s wages.  A violation is a simple misdemeanor.  A simple misdemeanor is punishable by confinement for no more than 30 days or a fine of at least $50 but not more than $500 or by both.
S.F. 349
Regulates the display of an employee’s Social Security number on a paycheck.  An employer may only display the last four digits of an employee’s Social Security number on any check, draft, or warrant used to pay the employee’s wages.  A violation is a simple misdemeanor.  A simple misdemeanor is punishable by confinement for no more than 30 days or a fine of at least $50 but not more than $500 or by both.
Kansas H.B. 2381
Limits the publication of court records that include Social Security numbers and other banking and credit card numbers.
Louisiana S.C.R. 35
Passed Senate 5/16/05
Requests that the secretary of state exclude the date of birth and Social Security number of the registered voter on the registration notice form.
Maryland S.B. 280
Vetoed by governor – duplicative 5/26/05
Prohibits the public posting or displaying of an individual’s Social Security number under specified circumstances; prohibits the printing of an individual’s Social Security number on specified cards under specified circumstances; prohibits a person from requiring an individual to transmit the individual’s Social Security number over the Internet under specified circumstances.
S.B. 998
Withdrawn from further consideration 3/28/05
Alters a requirement so that only the last four digits of a Social Security number are required of applicants for recreational fishing licenses; alters a prohibition so that the last four digits of a Social Security number may not be disclosed under specified circumstances; alters requirements so that custodians of public records must deny specified inspections of the part of a recreational fishing license with the last four digits of a Social Security number.
Massachusetts H.B. 281
Further regulates group insurance for public employees and retired public employees by authorizing the use of numbers separate from Social Security numbers for insurance purposes.
H.B. 1740
Regulates the disclosure and use of Social Security numbers.
H.B. 3700
Regulates the use of Social Security numbers.
S.B. 184
Prevents identity theft and establishes a victim’s bill of rights and prohibits the use of Social Security numbers as specified.
Michigan S.B. 539
Regulates the use of Social Security numbers for students, employees and other individuals.
Minnesota H.F. 1943
S.F. 2002
Authorizes a consumer to place a security freeze on the consumer’s credit report; provides notice of this right; provides protections against identity theft; provides Social Security number protections; provides credit monitoring; provides for the adequate destruction of personal records; provides civil and criminal penalties.
H.F. 2030
S.F. 204
Prohibits mandatory disclosure of a person’s Social Security number as a condition of receiving a service or product; providing exceptions.
Mississippi H.B. 384
Died in committee 2/1/05
Requires the centralized database of registered voters to include the Social Security number of each registered voter in the state.
H.B. 1270
Died in committee 2/1/05
Provides that the application for registration of electors contain an applicant’s Social Security number.
Missouri H.B. 205
Passed House 4/20/05
Prohibits the disclosure of Social Security numbers on child support checks, correspondence, and documents.
S.B. 381
Currently, Section 407.1355, RSMo, prohibits a person or entity from publicly posting an individual’s Social Security number. This act redefines “public post” to include intentionally communicating or making an individual’s Social Security number available to his or her co-workers. This act also prohibits requiring an individual to use his or her Social Security number as an employee number for employment-related activities. Currently, subsection 1 of this section, which includes these provisions of the act, applies to the use of Social Security numbers on or after July 1, 2006. This act makes the subsection effective on the same date as the act. This act also changes the penalty for identity theft based upon the amount of credit, money, goods, or services stolen or appropriated. Currently, identity theft which results in the theft or appropriation of credit, money, goods, services, or other property worth more than $500 but no more than $10,000 is a Class C felony. This act makes identity theft involving more than $500 but no more than $5,000 a Class C felony. Currently, identity theft which results in the theft or appropriation of credit, money, goods, services, or other property worth more than $10,000 but no more than $100,000 is a Class B felony. This act makes identity theft involving more than $5,000 but no more than $50,000 a Class B felony. Currently, identity theft which results in the theft or appropriation of credit, money, goods, services, or other property worth more than $100,000 is a Class A felony. This act makes identity theft involving more than $50,000 a Class A felony.
Montana H.B. 305
Missed deadline for revenue bill transmittal 4/4/05
Provides that a person who wishes to purchase a hunting, fishing, or trapping license may, in lieu of purchasing a wildlife conservation license, pay an administrative fee as a prerequisite to purchasing the hunting, fishing, or trapping license; provides that proof of payment of the administrative fee may be substituted for the wildlife conservation license for licensing purposes; establishes the licensing information required of a person who pays the administrative fee, which may not include a person’s Social Security number; sets the price of the administrative fee equivalent to the price of the wildlife conservation license; allows an applicant for a license as an outfitter or guide to show proof of payment of the administrative fee in lieu of purchasing a wildlife conservation license; provides that residents over 62 years of age, legion of valor members, disabled persons, and resident minors may use proof of payment of the administrative fee in the same manner as a wildlife conservation license when exercising certain hunting or fishing privileges extended to those persons; allows a trapper to attach proof of payment of the administrative fee to traps.
Nebraska L.R. 167
Examines the need to redact children’s Social Security numbers and other identifying factors from child support orders in dissolution of marriage decrees. The study shall include, but not be limited to: The action taken by Congress in adopting the E-Government Act of 2002 to better protect the information of children in court orders as well as other sensitive identifying information that could compromise a person for identity theft; the option to file necessary identifiers under seal with the court and a redacted copy for public access; studying the effect of any potential legislation on the State Disbursement Unit in child support collection; and the current status of Nebraska law that allows for nondisclosure of information in exceptional circumstances.
New Hampshire H.B. 109
Requires notification of federal tax requirements in the sale of a principal residence and limits the disclosure of Social Security numbers in real estate transfers.
H.B. 323
To conference committee 6/9/05
Prohibits a person from filing with the registry of deeds a document that includes an individual’s Social Security number, credit card number, or other financial account numbers.  Requires the register of deeds to offer a procedure for redacting such information on records filed prior to the effective date of this bill.  Permits a person to request that the record not be available on the Internet.
H.B. 713
Establishes a process for the request and disclosure of Social Security numbers.
New Jersey A.B. 311
Prohibits a public or independent institution of higher education in the state from assigning an individual identification number to a student which is identical to or incorporates the student’s Social Security number. Prohibits these institutions of higher education from allowing the public display or use of a student’s Social Security number, or any four or more consecutive numbers contained in the student’s Social Security number.
A.B. 833
S.B. 1767
Directs the commissioner of the Department of Personnel to develop programs to promote the privacy and identity security of state and political subdivision employees, including the development and implementation of an employee identification number which would be used instead of an employee’s Social Security number for the purpose of identification on all state and political subdivision records, documents, forms and identification cards which do not specifically require the use of an employee’s Social Security number pursuant to federal or state law. The identification number developed by the commissioner will also be used by an entity contracting with the state or political subdivision on records, documents, forms and identification cards pertaining to a public employee if the employee’s Social Security number is not specifically required by federal or state law.
A.B. 1958
Prohibits a public or independent institution of higher education in the state from displaying or using a student’s Social Security number to identify that student for grading or other administrative purposes, unless otherwise required in accordance with applicable state or federal law.
A.B. 2553
S.B. 2155
Prohibits a business entity in the state from assigning an individual identification number to an individual which is identical to or incorporates the individual’s Social Security number.  Prohibits these business entities from allowing the public display or use of an individual’s Social Security number, or any four or more consecutive numbers contained in the individual’s Social Security number.  Prohibits a public or independent institution of higher education in the state from assigning an individual identification number to a student which is identical to or incorporates the student’s Social Security number.  Prohibits these institutions of higher education from allowing the public display or use of a student’s Social Security number, or any four or more consecutive numbers contained in the student’s Social Security number.
A.B. 3021
S.B. 2154
Prohibits any person, including any public or private entity, from requiring any individual to print or display in any manner that individual’s Social Security number on any document, including but not limited to a license, permit, pass or certificate, for identification purposes.  Prohibits a public or private entity from requiring any individual to provide that individual’s Social Security number over the telephone, Internet or via electronic mail unless otherwise required to do so in accordance with applicable state or federal law.  The bill does not prevent a public or private entity from using a Social Security number for internal verification, so long as the use does not result in, or require the release of, the Social Security number to persons not designated by the public or private entity to perform associated functions authorized by law.
A.B. 3151
S.B. 360
Prohibits any person, including any public or private entity, from using an individual’s Social Security number in certain ways, including posting it publicly or requiring it for access to products or services. Provides an exception to the above-described prohibitions if that person meets specified conditions, but also provides that an individual may prohibit the use of this Social Security number in these circumstances by making a written request. There may be no charge for implementing such a request. Specifies that its provisions do not prevent the collection, use, or retention of Social Security numbers as required by state or federal law, or the use of Social Security numbers for internal verification or administrative purposes.
A.B. 3660
S.B. 2249
Prohibits any person, including any public or private entity, from using an individual’s Social Security number in certain ways, including posting it publicly or requiring it for access to products or services, including but not limited to health care services.  Specifies that its provisions do not prevent the collection, use, or retention of Social Security numbers as required by state or federal law, or the use of Social Security numbers for internal verification or administrative purposes.
A.B. 4237
S.B. 2441
Prohibits any person or public or private entity, from using an individual’s Social Security number in certain ways including: (1) assigning an individual identification number to an individual which is identical to or incorporates the individual’s Social Security number; (2) publicly posting or publicly displaying an individual’s Social Security number, or any four or more consecutive numbers contained in the individual’s Social Security number; (3) printing an individual’s Social Security number on any materials that are mailed to the individual, unless State or federal law requires the Social Security number to be on the document to be mailed; (4) printing an individual’s Social Security number on any card required for the individual to access products or services provided by the entity; (5) intentionally communicating or otherwise making available to the general public an individual’s Social Security number; (6) requiring an individual to transmit his Social Security number over the Internet, unless the connection is secure or the Social Security number is encrypted; or (7) requiring an individual to use his Social Security number to access an Internet web site, unless a password or unique personal identification number or other authentication device is also required to access the Internet web site.  The bill further requires an entity to take all reasonable efforts to ensure that an individual’s Social Security number is not released to the general public, including but not limited to, through the improper disposal or discarding of records.  The bill requires that an entity must not discard or dispose of a record containing an individual’s Social Security number unless it:  1) shreds the individual’s record before discarding the record, or renders the record unreadable or irretrievable before discarding the device which contained the record; or 2) erases the personal information contained in the individual’s record before discarding the record; or 3) modifies the individual’s record to make the personal information unreadable before discarding the record; or 4) takes actions that it believes reasonable, and that is in conformance with industry standards, if any, to ensure that no unauthorized person will have access to the personal information contained in the individual’s record.
S.B. 1050
Known as the “New Jersey Online Privacy Protection Act,” this bill regulates disclosure of personal information, including Social Security numbers, collected by a Web site or online service.
S.B. 1321
Prohibits a public or private employer in the state from assigning an individual identification number to an employee which is identical to or incorporates the employee’s Social Security number.  Prohibits these employers from allowing the public display or use of an employee’s Social Security number, or any four or more consecutive numbers contained in the employee’s Social Security number.  Prohibits a public or independent institution of higher education in the state from assigning an individual identification number to a student which is identical to or incorporates the student’s Social Security number.  Prohibits these institutions of higher education from allowing the public display or use of a student’s Social Security number, or any four or more consecutive numbers contained in the student’s Social Security number.
S.B. 1959
Prohibits the Division of Taxation in the Department of the Treasury from printing individuals’ Social Security numbers on homestead rebate applications provided to potential claimants. Individual claimants may be requested to supply their Social Security number in a manner that will secure the confidentiality of the number, but that information can only be required in order to verify the accuracy of the application, such as when gross income tax information cannot otherwise be verified or when separate homestead rebate claims are made for the same homestead.  Prohibits the printing of Social Security numbers on preprinted application forms that contain individual claimants’ personal identifying information.  Reduces the opportunity for unauthorized disclosure of Social Security numbers through the mailing of over one million homestead rebate applications to homeowners and tenants.
New York A.B. 113
Passed Assembly 4/5/05
S.B. 1614
Prohibits the printing of a person’s Social Security number on insurance cards, bills, receipts, and other such documents.
A.B. 227
Passed Assembly 6/23/05
S.B. 2901
Makes unsolicited electronic mail advertising unlawful unless certain information is provided by the sender, including the sender’s name and street and e-mail address; prohibits sale, lease or exchange of certain personal identifying information, including Social Security numbers, obtained online without the knowledge and affirmative consent of the consumer; makes provisions for penalties for violations.
A.B. 638
S.B. 250
Tracks federal Privacy Act of 1974 with respect to the obligation of a person to disclose their Social Security number to another person, partnership, association or corporation; provides where there is no legal basis for request that a person may refuse to provide his or her Social Security number; provides for enforcement by attorney general.
A.B. 1613
S.B. 515
Prohibits the use of social security numbers for identification purposes of individuals.
A.B. 3910
Prohibits the use of Social Security numbers by an organization or governmental agency for identification purposes of individuals; defines terms.
A.B. 5390
S.B. 1751
Relates to the limitations on the use of Social Security numbers; defines “organization” and “informed written consent”; provides that no organization shall sell, share, lease or trade an individual’s Social Security number with any other person without informed written consent of the individual to whom the Social Security number pertains.
A.B. 6001
Prohibits the use of a person’s Social Security number as an identification number by a health insurer.
A.B. 6525
S.B. 4597
Enacts the New York State Internet Privacy Law to which operators of Web sites may voluntarily be subject; limits disclosure of personal information, including Social Security numbers, to those submitting to the law by publicizing that they comply with such law; provides for enforcement.
A.B. 6553
S.B. 4594
Restricts the availability and use the entirety of a person’s Social Security number.
A.B. 6625
Substituted 5/2/05
S.B. 3284
Vetoed by governor 8/30/05
Provides for public access (public inspection and copying) to certain records of public entities regarding certain public work and building service employees (i.e., records or portions thereof pertaining to the employee classifications of, rate of wages and supplements paid to, and number of hours worked by the employees of contractors classified as apprentices); provides for redaction of Social Security numbers.
A.B. 6962
Relates to the redaction of certain identifying information on records accessed pursuant to the freedom of information law, including but not limited to a person’s Social Security number, mother’s maiden name, and place and date of birth.
A.B. 7349
S.B. 3494
Enacts the Identity Theft Prevention and Mitigation Act; establishes procedures to allow consumers to put a “security freeze” on their consumer information; provides for enforcement by the attorney general and security of Social Security account numbers; and provides for notice of information of breach of security.
A.B. 7670
S.B. 4813
Prohibits persons or business entities from filing unnecessary personal identifying information as defined with the state or any political subdivision thereof; provides for enforcement by the attorney general.
A.B. 7866
Provides that businesses shall not require a consumer’s Social Security number to lease or purchase products, goods or services from the business; provides exceptions; businesses that use a consumer’s Social Security number shall implement internal policies to protect the consumer.
A.B. 7920
S.B. 3933
Establishes no public entity, nor any officer or employee thereof, shall require a person’s Social Security number to appear on certain public records.
A.B. 8067
Prohibits employers from using an employee’s Social Security number for identification purposes.
A.B. 8224
S.B. 5406
Prohibits employers from putting Social Security numbers on checks, drafts or vouchers issued to employees.
S.B. 313
Provides that a tax preparer may use either his or her federal preparer tax identification number or Social Security number on tax returns prepared by such preparer.
S.B. 1270
Establishes the crimes of unlawful sale of a Social Security number in the first and second degrees; prohibits the sale of a person’s Social Security account number; establishes unlawful sale of a Social Security number in the first degree as a class D felony and unlawful sale of a Social Security number in the second degree as a class E felony.
S.B. 3721
Enacts the Consumer Privacy Act to protect the personal privacy of individuals and families who choose to retain such privacy without unreasonably restricting the ability of commercial entities to collect and use information necessary to conduct business or as is permitted by the subject of such information: defines terms; prohibits wrongful disclosure of protected personal information with certain exceptions; provides for civil liability for wrongful disclosure; authorizes the attorney general to bring enforcement action for injunction and penalties; limits time period in which such an action may be brought.
S.B. 3929
Sets limits on use of insured individual’s Social Security number by insurance industry; prohibits such industry from publicly posting or displaying a person’s Social Security number.
North Carolina H.B. 387
Passed House 4/26/05
Prohibits any constituent institution from assigning a student’s Social Security number as the student’s identification number.
H.B. 1090
Provides that documents prepared for recordation or filing shall not include Social Security numbers and that registers of deeds and clerks of court may decline acceptance of a document for recordation or filing when a preparer unlawfully includes a Social Security number.
H.B. 1447
S.B. 793
Amends the state privacy act to provide that Social Security numbers shall not appear on citations and otherwise limiting the disclosure of Social Security numbers by government agencies.
S.B. 935
Prohibits insurers providing health care policies or certificates from printing an individual’s Social Security number on member identification cards or from otherwise making public the individual’s Social Security number.
S.B. 1098
Prohibits the release of an individual’s Social Security number without the individual’s consent.
North Dakota H.B. 1401
Failed to pass House 2/10/05
Prohibits an insurance company from requiring a Social Security number for insurance property and casualty or automobile coverage.
Ohio H.B. 135
Prohibits the inclusion of an individual’s Social Security number on copies of documents submitted for recording in the office of the county recorder, and creates an affirmative defense to associated civil liability of a good faith effort to comply with the noninclusion requirement.
Oklahoma S.B. 425
Prohibits the printing of Social Security numbers and credit card numbers on checks in a consumer transaction.
Oregon H.B. 3288
Prohibits an insurer that issues personal insurance policies from requesting or requiring a consumer’s Social Security number to issue or renew personal insurance. Prohibits an insurer that issues personal insurance policies from using a consumer’s credit history for specified purposes.  Prohibits person from disclosing, selling or making available an individual’s identifying information. Provides exceptions. Makes violation unlawful trade practice.
S.B. 159
Changes term of registration of assumed business name from two years to one year.  Changes fee for business registry filings under assumed business name law from $50 every two years to $25 every year. Changes amount transferred to General Fund for each business registry filing under assumed business name law from $30 every two years to $15 every year.  Deletes requirement that application for assumed business name contain Social Security number or federal employer identification number.
S.B. 629
Prohibits the disclosure of Social Security number of an individual.  Provides exceptions.  Imposes civil penalties of up to $3,000 for violations of Act.  Punishes violations of Act by maximum six months’ imprisonment, $2,500 fine, or both.
S.B. 1056
Prohibits the disclosure of Social Security number of individual.  Provides exceptions. Punishes violation by maximum one year’s imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both.  Allows private cause of action for damages.
S.B. 1057
Requires person that owns or uses personal information to notify individual and consumer reporting agencies when there is breach of security that may result in misuse of personal information.  Requires consumer reporting agency receiving notice of potential misuse of personal information to place security alert in relevant credit reports.  Requires consumer reporting agency, at request of consumer, to place security freeze on consumer reports about consumer.  Creates exceptions to requirements.  Prohibits disclosure of Social Security number of individual.  Provides exceptions. Punishes violation by maximum of one year’s imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both.  Requires person maintaining or possessing records containing personal information to take measures to protect against unauthorized access to or use of information prior to disposal or destruction of information.  Allows private cause of action for damages.  Makes violation of provisions of Act unlawful trade practice.
Pennsylvania H.B. 394
Creates the Social Security Number Confidentiality Act.
H.B. 1127
Creates the Social Security Number Safety Act; limits the availability of an individual’s Social Security number under certain circumstances in order to prevent identity theft.
H.B. 1243
Provides for protection from identity theft, for security alerts and freezes, for procedures for access after imposition and removal of security freezes and for confidentiality of Social Security numbers.
H.B. 1720
Relates to the confidentiality of Social Security numbers.
H.B. 1785
Creates the Social Security Number Identity Protection Act.
H.B. 1787
Prohibits the use of Social Security numbers as student identification numbers; provides for appointment of school privacy officers; and imposes duties on the Department of Education.
H.B. 1918
Requires the filing office to make Social Security numbers on financing statements illegible to read before making the forms available to the public.
H.B. 1921
Provides for consumer credit protections and restricts the use of Social Security numbers.
H.B. 1943
Requires the Social Security number on any application for a professional or occupational license or certification, a permit, a personal or commercial driver’s license or a marriage license. Provides for confidentiality.
H.B. 1975
Creates the Personal Information Protection Act, which regulates the use of credit reports, business records, Social Security numbers and other personal information.
H.B. 1977
Creates the Social Security Number Prohibition Act, which prohibits the use of full Social Security numbers on state forms.
H.B. 2129
Provides that the collection of Social Security numbers on any application for a professional or occupational license or certification; a permit; a driver’s license, including a commercial driver’s license; or a marriage license shall done in such a manner as to protect confidentiality.
H.B. 2134
Passed House 11/1/05
Limits the collection of Social Security numbers on state and local government forms; prohibits health insurers from using Social Security numbers; and further provides for duties of the Department of Transportation.
H.B. 2195
Prohibits the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions and private entities from collecting and using Social Security numbers under certain circumstances; and provides for enforcement by the attorney general.
H.R. 429
Urges the President and Congress of the United States to reconsider the provision of law requiring applicants for hunting and fishing licenses to provide their Social Security numbers and urges the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families to grant an exception to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare for the current requirement that recreational license buyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provide their Social Security numbers.
H.R. 461
Memorializes the President and Congress of the United States to revise the requirement that applicants for hunting and fishing licenses provide their Social Security numbers.
S.B. 601
Passed Senate 10/19/05
Relates  to confidentiality of Social Security numbers.
S.B. 861
Provides for replacement of Social Security number applicant identification system for fish and game licenses.
Rhode Island H.B. 5928
Creates the Social Security Number Privacy Act, and provides guidelines and penalties for violation.
H.B. 6211
Passed House 5/12/05
Prohibits the installation of software on consumer’s computer which would collect the user’s personal identifiable information, including financial information.
S.B. 331
Makes it unlawful for any state or local government agency to deny to any individual any right, benefit, or privilege provided by law because of an individual’s refusal to disclose his or her Social Security number.
South Carolina H.B. 3080
Relates to marriage license application requirements, so as to delete the requirement that the application contain Social Security numbers or the alien identification numbers assigned to resident aliens who do not have Social Security numbers and requires the parties to sign the application in the presence of an employee of the court and to present a photo identification.
S.B. 510
Prohibits the sale of Social Security numbers by the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.
S.B. 752
Prevents public institutions of higher learning from using the Social Security number of a student as the individual identification number of the student.
Tennessee H.B. 574
S.B. 1757
Prohibits motor vehicle rental agencies from requiring consumers to provide Social Security numbers; a violation is Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $5,000.
H.B. 1094
Passed House 3/7/05
S.B. 1842
Prohibits display of a Social Security number on any driver license issued or re-issued on or after July 1, 2005.
H.B. 1766
S.B. 1939
Deletes the Social Security requirement on application for gun permit; removes the Social Security number as a criteria for determining eligibility for receipt of a permit by the bureau of investigation.
Texas H.B. 1806
Prohibits a person from requiring an individual to provide a Social Security number to obtain goods or services or enter into a business transaction; provides a civil penalty.
H.B. 1952
Passed House 5/11/05
Prohibits a governmental body from disclosing a person’s Social Security number to a member of the public in certain circumstances without the person’s written consent.
H.B. 2598
Regulates the use and disclosure of Social Security numbers by state agencies and institutions of higher education.
H.B. 2830
Regulates the use and disclosure of Social Security numbers by school districts and institutions of higher education.
H.B. 3030
Relates to personal identifying information contained in a consumer file maintained by a consumer reporting agency.
H.B. 3278
Relates to the management, security, and protection of personal information and governmental records; providing a criminal penalty.
S.B. 674
Passed Senate 4/29/05
Prohibits a person from requesting a customer’s Social Security number unless a credit check is required to provide a service or product requested by the customer.  A person who requests a customer’s number to complete a credit check must destroy each record of the number after the credit check has been completed.  However, the bill allows a person to maintain the consumer’s Social Security number in a secured location for the sole purpose of allowing authorized employees to use the number to collect a debt or to protect against fraud or unauthorized transactions. A person who violates this section would be liable to the state for a civil penalty of up to $1,000 for each violation.  This section does not apply to a financial institution, a governmental entity or an entity governed by Section 601.001 or 602.001 of the Insurance Code or a person required to maintain a privacy policy under HIPPA.  Gives the attorney general or the county attorney authority to bring suit to recover the civil penalty.  Allows the attorney general to bring an action to enjoin a business from violating this section.  Requires the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner, with the assistance of the attorney general, to conduct a one year study to develop and evaluate proposals to limit the use of social security numbers in the state.
S.B. 1148
Relates to protecting the confidentiality of certain identifying personal information contained in court records.
Vermont H.B. 446
Prohibits the following uses of Social Security numbers (SSNs):  publicly posting or displaying SSNs; printing an SSN on an identification card used by a consumer to access goods or services; requiring the transmission of an SSN over the internet, unless the internet connection is secure; requiring the use of an SSN to access an internet website, unless a password or unique identification number is also required; printing an individual’s SSN on any materials mailed to the individual unless state or federal law requires the document to include an SSN, or the SSN is included in an application for or revocation of an enrollment process; and embedding or encoding an SSN on a magnetic strip of an identification card.  A person or entity using an SSN in a manner prohibited by the bill may continue to use the SSN if certain conditions are met  The bill does not prohibit the collection, use, or release of an SSN as authorized by state or federal law or for internal administrative or verification purposes.  In addition, the bill provides that if a federal law requires implementation of a national unique patient identifier program, any person who complies with the federal law shall be deemed in compliance with the state requirements for the use of an SSN.  The bill does not apply to the collection, use, or release of SSNs by the state, a subdivision of the state, or in connection with the official duties of an individual in the employ of the state.  However, state agencies must examine their use and collection of SSNs and, to the extent possible, limit or not require the use or collection of SSNs.  A violation of the prohibitions on the use of SSNs shall be deemed a violation of the state’s consumer protection requirements, and the attorney general’s office may investigate and prosecute an alleged violation as consumer fraud.  In addition, the bill requires the continuation of an agency of administration study regarding the collection and use of Social Security numbers by state agencies.
Virginia H.B. 753
Continued to 2005 session
Amends the Personal Information Privacy Act to prohibit (i) intentionally communicating or otherwise making available, in any manner, an individual’s Social Security number to the general public; (ii) print an individual’s Social Security number on any card required for the individual to access or receive products or services provided by the person or entity; (iii) requiring an individual to transmit his Social Security number over the Internet unless the connection is secure or the Social Security number is encrypted; (iv) requiring an individual to use his Social Security number to access an Internet Web site, unless a password or unique personal identification number or other authentication device is also required to access the site; (v) requiring an individual to provide his Social Security number to access or receive goods or services, unless required by state or federal law; and (vi) printing an individual’s Social Security number on any materials that are mailed to the individual, unless state or federal law requires the Social Security number to be on the document to be mailed. Provides an exemption for those situations in which a social security number has been and is being continuously used if the user provides an annual disclosure and a cost-free opportunity to discontinue use to the number holder. Allows using the Social Security number if its use is required by law or for internal verification or administrative purposes. Health insurance companies have until January 1, 2005, to comply for renewing subscribers. Requires that insurance plans for state employees assign an identification number that is not a covered employee’s Social Security number. Amends the Virginia Consumer Protection Act to prohibit a supplier from using a consumer’s Social Security number when the consumer requests that his driver’s license number be used. Provides consumers with another option other than providing their Social Security numbers and writing to the supplier for a new number.
H.B. 948
Continued to 2005 session
Provides that the Social Security number of the judgment debtor shall not appear on a copy of the writ of fieri facias or on any attachments thereto when such writ is served or posted.
H.B. 2304
Makes it a Class 6 felony to fraudulently obtain, record, or access from a computer the following identifying information of another: (i) Social Security number; (ii) driver’s license number; (iii) bank account numbers; (iv) credit or debit card numbers; (v) personal identification numbers (PIN); (vi) electronic identification codes; (vii) automated or electronic signatures; (viii) biometric data; (ix) fingerprints; (x) passwords; or (xi) any other numbers or information that can be used to access a person’s financial resources, obtain identification, act as identification, or obtain goods or services.  Any person who sells or distributes such information or uses it to commit another crime is guilty of a Class 5 felony.
H.B. 2474
Withdrawn from further consideration 2/21/05
Amends the Virginia Consumer Protection Act to prohibit a supplier from using a consumer’s Social Security number when the consumer requests that his driver’s license number be used.  Provides consumers with another option other than providing their Social Security numbers and writing to the supplier for a new number.
Washington H.B. 1784
S.B. 5654
Finds that the dissemination of personally identifying information, including Social Security numbers, as proscribed in RCW 4.24.680 is not in the public interest.  Provides that a person shall not knowingly make available on the world wide web the personal information of a peace officer, justice, judge, commissioner, public defender, or prosecutor if the dissemination of the personal information poses an imminent and serious threat to the peace officer’s, justice’s, judge’s, commissioner’s, public defender’s, or prosecutor’s safety or the safety of that person’s immediate family and the threat is reasonably apparent to the person making the information available on the world wide web to be serious and imminent.  Provides that any person whose personal information is made available on the world wide web as described in RCW 4.24.680(1) who suffers damages as a result of such conduct may bring an action against the person or organization who makes such information available, for actual damages sustained plus punitive damages in an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars, and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.
Wisconsin A.B. 211
Requires the Department of Transportation to disclose any information that it obtains from driver’s license and vehicle title applications to the Department of Revenue for the purposes of administering state taxes and collecting debt, including Social Security numbers and signatures.
A.B. 474
Prohibits a seller of goods at retail from requesting a customer’s Social Security number unless the seller is required to do so in issuing fish and game approvals as an agent of the Department of Natural Resources.
A.B. 536
Laid on table 12/6/05
Prohibits a register of deeds from recording any instrument offered for recording if the instrument contains more than the last four characters of the Social Security number of an individual.  If a register of deeds is presented with an instrument that contains more than the last four characters of the Social Security number of an individual and if the register of deeds records the instrument but does not discover the error until after the instrument is recorded, the register of deeds may not be held liable for the instrument drafter’s placement of the Social Security number on the instrument and the register of deeds may remove or obscure enough of the Social Security number such that no more than the last four characters of the number are discernable on the instrument.  Also under this bill, if a register of deeds records an instrument that contains an entire Social Security number, the instrument drafter is liable to the individual whose Social Security number appears in the instrument for damages of not more than $5,000, plus actual damages.
A.B. 738
Prohibits an applicant’s Social Security number from being used for the purpose of identifying the applicant on any examination for a position in the state civil service system.  Requires notification of unauthorized acquisition of computerized personal information.  Prohibits a requests from merchants for customers’ Social Security numbers.  Prohibits posting personal information in government records on the Internet.  Requires custodians of certain public records to redact Social Security numbers.  Prohibits an employer from providing access to employee records that contain Social Security numbers.  Prohibits a register of deeds from recording documents that contain Social Security numbers.
S.B. 397
Creates a domestic partnership in law; requires Social Security numbers for the application for declaration of domestic partnership.

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