Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/526

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110 STAT. 1321-379 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 "(E) the unpaid share of any non-Federal partner in a program involving a Federal payment and a matching, or costsharing, payment by the non-Federal partner, "(F) any fines or penalties assessed by an agency; and "(G) other amounts of money or property owed to the Government. "(2) For purposes of section 3716 of this title, each of the terms 'claim' and 'debt' includes an amount of funds or property owed by a person to a State (including any past-due support being enforced by the State), the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico."; (C) by adding after subsection (d) the following new subsection: "(e) In section 3716 of this title— "(1) 'creditor agency' means any agency owed a claim that seeks to collect that claim through administrative offset; and "(2) 'payment certifying agency' means any agency that has transmitted a voucher to a disbursing official for disbursement. "(f) In section 3711 of this title, 'private collection contractor' means private debt collectors under contract with an agency to collect a nontax debt or claim owed the United States. The term includes private debt collectors, collection agencies, and commercial attorneys."; and (D) by amending subsection (d) to read as follows: "(d) Sections 3711(f) and 3716-3719 of this title do not apply to a claim or debt under, or to an amount payable under— "(1) the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), "(2) the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), except to the extent provided under section 204(f) of such Act and section 3716(c) of this title, or "(3) the tariff laws of the United States.". (2) SOCIAL SECURITY.— (A) APPLICATION OF AMENDMENTS MADE BY THIS ACT.— Subsection (f) of section 204 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 404) is amended to read as follows: "(f)(1) With respect to any deliquent amount, the Commissioner of Social Security may use the collection practices described in sections 3711(f), 3716, 3717, and 3718 of title 31, United States Code and in section 5514 of title 5, United States Code, as in effect immediately after the enactment of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996." (B) PERMANENT APPLICATION. —Subsection (c) of section 5 of the Social Security Domestic Reform Act of 1994 (Public 31 USC 3701 Law 103-387) is amended by striking "and before" and all note. that follows and inserting a period. 31 USC 3711 (aa)(l) GUIDELINES. — The Secretary of the Treasury, in connote, sultation with concerned Federal agencies, may establish guidelines, including information on outstanding debt, to assist agencies in the performance and monitoring of debt collection activities. 31 USC 3711 (2) REPORT.— Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment note. of this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury shall report to the Congress on collection services provided by Federal agencies or entities collecting debt on behalf of other Federal agencies under the