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106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5447

    To amend the Social Security Act to prepare the Social Security 
    Administration for the needs of the 21st century, and for other 
                                purposes


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 11, 2000

 Mr. Shaw (for himself and Mr. Cardin) introduced the following bill; 
which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition 
    to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently 
   determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such 
 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
    To amend the Social Security Act to prepare the Social Security 
    Administration for the needs of the 21st century, 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. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Social Security Administration 
Preparedness Act of 2000''.

SEC. 2. ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) Limitations on Authorization of Administrative Expenses.--
            (1) In general.--Section 201(g)(1)(A) of the Social 
        Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401(g)(1)(A)) is amended by striking 
        ``Of the amounts authorized'' and all that follows and 
        inserting the following: ``The amounts authorized to be made 
        available out of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 
        Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund 
        under the preceding sentence for fiscal year 2001 shall be 
        $7,500,000,000, and the amounts so authorized for fiscal year 
        2002 shall be $8,450,000,000.''.
            (2) Effective date.--The amendment made by paragraph (1) 
        shall apply with respect to fiscal years after fiscal year 
        2000.
    (b) Reports.--Section 201(g)(1) of such Act is amended further by 
redesignating subparagraphs (B), (C), and (D) as subparagraphs (E), 
(F), and (G), respectively, and by inserting after subparagraph (A) the 
following new subparagraphs:
    ``(B) Each program performance report submitted by the Commissioner 
of Social Security pursuant to section 1116 of title 31, United States 
Code, shall include documentation of the manner in which and the extent 
to which funds which have been appropriated for the current fiscal year 
pursuant to subparagraph (A) have been and will be used, and the manner 
in which and the extent to which funds which are to be appropriated for 
the following fiscal year pursuant to subparagraph (A) would be used, 
to effectively--
            ``(i) carry out the mission of the Social Security 
        Administration (other than the mission of the Office of the 
        Inspector General),
            ``(ii) meet specific levels of performance that the 
        Administration has committed to achieve through such plans,
            ``(iii) achieve modern, customer responsive service, and
            ``(iv) protect the integrity of the programs administered 
        by the Commissioner under this Act through exemplary 
        stewardship.
The Commissioner shall ensure that a copy of each such plan is 
submitted to the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Ways 
and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
Appropriations and the Committee on Finance of the Senate.
    ``(C)(i) The Inspector General of the Social Security 
Administration shall prepare for the Office of the Inspector General 
for each fiscal year--
            ``(I) an annual performance plan with respect to the 
        activities of the Office, and
            ``(II) a report on the program performance of the Office in 
        relation to such plan.
The Inspector General shall submit the report on program performance 
for each fiscal year to the Committee on Appropriations and the 
Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Finance of the Senate 
not later than the time required for the submission of the program 
performance report of the Social Security Administration for such 
fiscal year.
    ``(ii) Each program performance report by the Office of the 
Inspector General shall include documentation by the Inspector General 
of the manner in which and the extent to which funds which have been 
appropriated for the current fiscal year pursuant to subparagraph (A) 
have been and will be used, and the manner in which and the extent to 
which funds which are to be appropriated for the following fiscal year 
pursuant to subparagraph (A) would be used, to effectively--
            ``(I) carry out the mission of the Office of the Inspector 
        General, and
            ``(II) meet specific levels of performance that the 
        Inspector General has committed to achieve through the 
        performance plans prepared by the Inspector General.
    ``(D) Not later than 90 days after the latest date for the annual 
submission by the President to the Congress of the budget of the United 
States Government, the Comptroller General of the United States shall 
submit a report to the President and to the Congress, including 
submissions to the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on 
Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
Appropriations and the Committee on Finance of the Senate, detailing 
the Comptroller General's assessment of the degree to which the Social 
Security Administration is meeting its established performance goals, 
along with such recommendations for improvements in the performance of 
the Social Security Administration as the Comptroller General considers 
appropriate.''.
    (c) Establishment and Maintenance of Advanced Technology System.--
Section 201(g)(1) of such Act (as amended by the preceding provisions 
of this section) is amended further by redesignating subparagraphs (E), 
(F), and (G) as subparagraphs (F), (G), and (H), respectively, and by 
inserting after subparagraph (D) the following new subparagraph:
    ``(E)(i) The Commissioner of Social Security shall establish and 
maintain an advanced, proven technology system sufficient to meet the 
increasing future demands of the programs administered by the Social 
Security Administration. The Commissioner shall establish in the 
Administration a technical panel of leading information technology 
experts to assist the Commissioner in establishing such system.
    ``(ii)(I) Not later than the latest date for submission of the 
President's budget for fiscal year 2002, and such date biennially 
thereafter, the Commissioner of Social Security shall submit a 
comprehensive information technology investment plan to the Committee 
on Appropriations and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee 
on Finance of the Senate. Such plan shall include a description of 
progress made by the Social Security Administration as of the date of 
the submission of the report in carrying out the requirements of clause 
(i). Such plan may be prepared as a portion of the program performance 
report submitted by the Commissioner of Social Security pursuant to 
section 1116 of title 31, United States Code.
    ``(II) Each plan prepared pursuant to subclause (I) shall set forth 
specific performance goals and, in relation to such goals, information 
regarding project costs, benefits, risks, and returns. Such plan shall 
also set forth a defined process for measuring performance in achieving 
such goals.
    ``(iii) Not later than 90 days after the date of the submission by 
the Commissioner of each plan as required by clause (i), the 
Comptroller General of the United States shall submit a report to the 
Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Ways and Means of the 
House of Representatives and the Committee on Appropriations and the 
Committee on Finance of the Senate detailing the Comptroller General's 
assessment of the plan, together with such recommendations as the 
Comptroller General considers appropriate.''.
    (d) Conforming Amendments.--Section 201(g)(1) of such Act is 
amended further--
            (1) in subparagraph (G) (as redesignated by the preceding 
        provisions of this section), by striking ``subparagraph (B)'' 
        and inserting ``subparagraph (F)''; and
            (2) in subparagraph (H) (as redesignated by the preceding 
        provisions of this section), by striking ``subparagraph 
        (B)(i)'' and inserting ``subparagraph (F)(i)''.

SEC. 3. LIMITATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.

    (a) Adjustment to Discretionary Spending Limits.--Section 
251(b)(2)(C) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901(b)(2)(C)) is amended to read as follows:
                    ``(C) Social security administrative expenses.--(i) 
                If a bill or joint resolution making appropriations for 
                a fiscal year is enacted that specifies an amount for 
                administrative expenses of the Social Security 
                Administration, the adjustments for that fiscal year 
                shall be the new budget authority provided in that Act 
                for such purpose for that fiscal year and the outlays 
                flowing from such amounts, but shall not exceed--
                            ``(I) for fiscal year 2001, $7,500,000,000 
                        in new budget authority and $7,407,000,000 in 
                        outlays; and
                            ``(II) for fiscal year 2002, $8,450,000,000 
                        in new budget authority and $8,352,000,000 in 
                        outlays.
                    ``(ii) As used in this subparagraph, the term 
                `administrative expenses of the Social Security 
                Administration' refers to the following budget 
                accounts:
                            ``(I) 20-8007-0-7-651 (Limitations on 
                        Administrative Expenses), including expenses 
                        for information technology acquisition for the 
                        Social Security Administration, and
                            ``(II) 28-0400-0-1-651 (Office of Inspector 
                        General).''.
    (b) Budget Allocation Adjustment by Budget Committees.--Section 
314(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 645(b)(2)) 
is amended to read as follows:
            ``(2) an amount provided for administrative expenses of the 
        Social Security Administration subject to the limitations in 
        section 251(b)(2)(C) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
        Deficit Control Act of 1985.''.
    (c) Definition of Administrative Expenses of the Social Security 
Administration.--Section 314(e) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
(2 U.S.C. 645(e)) is amended to read as follows:
    ``(e) Definition of Administrative Expenses of the Social Security 
Administration.--As used in subsection (b)(2), the term `administrative 
expenses of the Social Security Administration' shall have the same 
meaning as provided in section 251(b)(2)(C)(ii) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.''.

SEC. 4. OFF-BUDGET STATUS OF SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.

    Section 704(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 904(b)) is 
amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
    ``(3) Effective October 1, 2002, and notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, the administrative expenses of the Social Security 
Administration referred to in the fourth sentence of section 
201(g)(1)(A) shall not be counted as new budget authority, outlays, or 
deficit or surplus for purposes of--
            (A) the budget of the United States Government as submitted 
        by the President,
            (B) the congressional budget, or
            (C) the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
        of 1985.''.
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