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SB-1409 Employment Development Department: administration: social security numbers: report. (2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Division 6.5 (commencing with Section 13500) is added to the Unemployment Insurance Code, to read:

DIVISION 6.5. Additional Duties of the Employment Development Department

CHAPTER  1. Duplicate Use of Social Security Numbers
13500.
 (a) If the Employment Development Department discovers that more than one individual is using a social security number, the department shall determine which user is the individual legally issued that social security number within 60 days of that discovery.
(b) (1) Within 30 days of a determination made pursuant to subdivision (a), the department shall notify the individual who is determined to be legally issued that social security number that a duplicate attempt was made to use his or her social security number.
(2) Within 30 days of a determination made pursuant to subdivision (a), the department shall notify the user or users of that social security number who are not the individual legally issued that social security number that they must cease and desist in using that social security number and that willful use of that social security number after receipt of the notification may violate state law. Additionally, the department shall notify that user that he or she can obtain a social security number from the Social Security Administration to continue to pursue benefits he or she may be legally entitled.
(c) The Director of the Employment Development Department shall keep a record of social security numbers that have been used by more than one individual, the date of discovery of duplicate use, the date a notice was issued pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (b), and any further discoveries by the department of additional uses of that social security number by more than one user after a notice was issued. That list shall be updated every six months.
(d) (1) The department shall submit a report to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2018, and on or before January 1 each year thereafter that contains the information in the record described in subdivision (c), except that social security numbers shall be redacted.
(2) A report to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.