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Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017
This bill amends titles II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance), VIII (Special Benefits for Certain World War II Veterans), and XVI (Supplemental Security Income) of the Social Security Act to prohibit the payment of benefits under those titles to an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for: (1) committing, or attempting to commit, a felony; or (2) violating a condition of parole or probation.
Current law prohibits the payment of such benefits to an individual who: (1) is fleeing to avoid prosecution or confinement for committing, or attempting commit, a felony; or (2) is violating a condition of parole or probation.
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To amend the Social Security Act to make certain revisions to provisions limiting payment of benefits to fugitive felons under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017”.
(a) Fugitive felon warrant requirement.—Section 1611(e)(4)(A)(i) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1382(e)(4)(A)(i)) is amended—
(1) by striking “fleeing to avoid” and inserting “the subject of an arrest warrant for the purpose of”;
(2) by striking “the place from which the person flees” the first place it appears and inserting “the jurisdiction issuing the warrant”; and
(3) by striking “the place from which the person flees” the second place it appears and inserting “the jurisdiction”.
(b) Probation and parole warrant requirement.—Section 1611(e)(4)(A)(ii) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1382(e)(4)(A)(ii)) is amended to read as follows:
“(ii) the subject of an arrest warrant for violating a condition of probation or parole imposed under Federal or State law.”.
(c) Disclosure.—Section 1611(e)(5) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1382(e)(5)) is amended—
(1) by striking “any recipient of” and inserting “any individual who is a recipient of (or would be such a recipient but for the application of paragraph (4)(A))”; and
(2) by striking “the recipient” each place it appears and inserting “the individual”.
(d) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall be effective with respect to benefits payable for months that begin on or after January 1, 2021.
Passed the House of Representatives September 28, 2017.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|