H.R.815 - Financial Customer Identification Verification Improvement Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
Text: H.R.815 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
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Introduced in House (02/15/2005)
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[Congressional Bills 109th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 815 Introduced in House (IH)] 109th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 815 To amend section 5318 to prohibit the use of identification issued by foreign governments, other than passports, for purposes of verifying the identity of a person who opens an account at a financial institution, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 15, 2005 Mr. Garrett of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. Tancredo, Mr. Norwood, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Weldon of Florida, Mr. Culberson, Mrs. Jo Ann Davis of Virginia, and Mr. Hostettler) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend section 5318 to prohibit the use of identification issued by foreign governments, other than passports, for purposes of verifying the identity of a person who opens an account at a financial institution, 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 ``Financial Customer Identification Verification Improvement Act''. SEC. 2. FOREIGN-ISSUED FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION PROHIBITED AS PROOF OF IDENTITY TO OPEN ACCOUNTS AT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. Section 5318(l) of title 31, United States Code (relating to identification and verification of accountholders) is amended-- (1) by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (7); and (2) by inserting after paragraph (5) the following new paragraph: ``(6) Prohibition on use of identification issued by a foreign government.--A financial institution may not accept any form of identification that was issued by a foreign government, other than a passport, for use in verifying the identity of a person in connection with the opening of an account by such person at the financial institution, including a matricula consular issued in the United States by a duly authorized consular officer of the Government of Mexico.''. <all>