January 27, 2022

U.S. Congress: “Social Security Death Index — Another Bill Limiting Access — HR 466”

From The Records Preservation and Access Committee* (RPAC) Blog:

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.

Learn More About the Bill

** RPAC is a joint committee of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.

* The first bill is HR 295. It was introduced on Jan. 15, 2013. The Legal Genealogist has coverage about this bill and plenty of background about previous bills.

See Also: The Legal Genealogist has a post (written before H66 was introduced) offers some background about previous efforts to end public

Track the Bill via GovTrack.us
Track the Bill via GovTrack.us

Full Text of H.R. 466

Social Security Death Master File Privacy Act of 2013” (HR 466) by LJ’s infoDOCKET

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent identity theft (HR 295)
and tax fraud, and for other purposes.
by LJ’s infoDOCKET

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.