Date: June 24, 2013
House Passes H.R. 1896
The International Child Support Recovery Improvement Act of 2013
On June 18, 2013, the House passed H.R. 1896, the International Child Support Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 under suspension of the rules by a vote of 394-27. The bill would increase the retention period of information maintained in the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) database and establish new uses of data in each component of the Federal Parent Locator Service for State and Federally-sponsored research. The bill now moves to the Senate for further action.
Following are provisions of interest to SSA:
- Would extend the retention period of new hire information entered into the database maintained by the National Directory of New Hires from 24 to 48 months after the date of entry.
- Would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide SSA access to Federal Parent Locator Service data and information reported by employers to a State Directory of New Hires—including PII under certain conditions—to assess the effectiveness of Federal programs in achieving positive labor market outcomes.
- These provisions would become effective upon enactment.