Congressional_BillsHR2582IH

To extend the sup­ple­men­tal secu­ri­ty income pro­gram to Puer­to Rico, the Unit­ed States Vir­gin Islands, Guam, and Amer­i­can Samoa, and for oth­er pur­pos­es. (Intro­duced in House)

HR 2582 IH

111th CONGRESS

1st Ses­sion

H. R. 2582

To extend the sup­ple­men­tal secu­ri­ty income pro­gram to Puer­to Rico , the Unit­ed States Vir­gin Islands, Guam, and Amer­i­can Samoa, and for oth­er pur­pos­es.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 21, 2009

Ms. BORDALLO (for her­self, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Mr. PIERLUISI, and Mr. SABLAN) intro­duced the fol­low­ing bill; which was referred to the Com­mit­tee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To extend the sup­ple­men­tal secu­ri­ty income pro­gram to Puer­to Rico , the Unit­ed States Vir­gin Islands, Guam, and Amer­i­can Samoa, and for oth­er pur­pos­es.

Be it enact­ed by the Sen­ate and House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca in Con­gress assem­bled,

SECTION 1. EXTENSION OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME PROGRAM TO PUERTO RICO , THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS, GUAM, AND AMERICAN SAMOA.

(a) In Gen­er­al- Sec­tion 303 of the Social Secu­ri­ty Amend­ments of 1972 (86 Stat. 1484) is amend­ed by strik­ing sub­sec­tion (b).

(b) Con­form­ing Amend­ments-

(1) DEFINITION OF STATE- Sec­tion 1101(a)(1) of the Social Secu­ri­ty Act (42 U.S.C. 1301(a)(1)) is amend­ed by strik­ing the 4th sen­tence and insert­ing the fol­low­ing: ‘Such term when used in title XVI includes Puer­to Rico , the Unit­ed States Vir­gin Islands, Guam, and Amer­i­can Samoa.’.

(2) ELIMINATION OF LIMIT ON TOTAL PAYMENTS TO THE TERRITORIES- Sec­tion 1108 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1308) is amend­ed–

(A) in the sec­tion head­ing, by strik­ing ‘; lim­i­ta­tion on total pay­ments’;

(B) by strik­ing sub­sec­tion (a); and

© in sub­sec­tion ©, by strik­ing para­graphs (2) and (4) and redes­ig­nat­ing para­graphs (3) and (5) as para­graphs (2) and (4), respec­tive­ly.

(3) UNITED STATES NATIONALS TREATED THE SAME AS CITIZENS- Sec­tion 1614(a)(1)(B) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1382c(a)(1)(B)) is amend­ed–

(A) in clause (i)(I), by insert­ing ‘nation­al, or’ after ‘cit­i­zen’; and

(B) in clause (ii), by insert­ing ‘or nation­al’ after ‘cit­i­zen’.

(4) TERRITORIES INCLUDED IN GEOGRAPHIC MEANING OF UNITED STATES- Sec­tion 1614(e) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1382c(e)) is amend­ed by strik­ing ‘and the Dis­trict of Colum­bia’ and insert­ing ‘, the Dis­trict of Colum­bia, Puer­to Rico , the Unit­ed States Vir­gin Islands, Guam, and Amer­i­can Samoa’.

© Effec­tive Date- The amend­ments made by this sec­tion shall take effect on Octo­ber 1, 2009.