The second bill [**] addressing access to the Death Master File and the commercial version known as the Social Security Death Index was introduced in Congress on February 4.
HR 466 was introduced by Congressman Capuano (D-MA) and is called: ‘‘Social Security Death Master File Privacy Act of 2013”. At the time of introduction there were no co-sponsors. The bill was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. At this time no hearings are scheduled. We are expecting more bills to be introduced that affect access to the SSDI and the genealogists/public access to Social Security numbers of deceased individuals.
** RPAC is a joint committee of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.
See Also: The Legal Genealogist has a post (written before H66 was introduced) offers some background about previous efforts to end public