Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 5.djvu/471

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PUBLIC LAW 101-624—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 3793 "(2) SAFEGUARDS. —The Secretary of Agriculture shall restrict, to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury, access to employer identification numbers obtained pursuant to paragraph (1) only to officers and employees of the United States whose duties or responsibilities require access for the administration or enforcement of the Food Stamp Act of 1977. The Secretary of Agriculture shall provide such other safeguards as the Secretary of the Treasury determines to be necessary or appropriate to protect the confidentiality of the employer identification numbers. "(3) CONFIDENTIALITY AND NONDISCLOSURE RULES.— Employer identification numbers that are obtained or maintained by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to this subsection shall be confidential, and no officer or employee of the United States who has or had access to the social security account numbers shall disclose any such employer identification number obtained thereby in any manner. For purposes of this paragraph, the term 'officer or employee' includes a former officer or employee. "(4) SANCTIONS. —Paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of section 7213(a) shall apply with respect to the unauthorized willful disclosure to any person of employer identification numbers maintained by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to this subsection in the same manner and to the same extent as such paragraphs apply with respect to unauthorized disclosures of return and return information described in such paragraphs. Paragraph (4) of section 7213(a) shall apply with respect to the willful offer of any item of material value in exchange for any such employer identification number in the same manner and to the same extent as such paragraph applies with respect to offers (in exchange for any return or return information) described in such paragraph.. SEC. 1736. SIMPLIFIED APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS. Section ll(e)(2) (7 U.S.C. 2020(e)(2)) is amended— (1) in the third sentence, by striking "instructions" and inserting "(on or near its front cover) explanations"; and (2) by striking the sentence beginning "One adult member" and inserting the following new sentences: "The State agency shall require that an adult representative of each household that is applying for food stamp benefits shall certify in writing, under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in the application is true and that all members of the household are either citizens or are aliens eligible to receive food stamps under section 6(f). The signature of the adult under this section shall be deemed sufficient to comply with any provision of Federal law requiring household members to sign the application or statements in connection with the application process.". SEC. 1737. ESTIMATES IN LIEU OF VERIFICATION FOR HOMELESS HOUSE- HOLDS WITH SHELTER COSTS. Section ll(e)(3)(E) (7 U.S.C. 2020(e)(3)(E)) is amended by inserting before the final semicolon a period and the following: "Under rules prescribed by the Secretary, a State agency shall develop standard estimates of the shelter expenses that may reasonably be expected to be incurred by households in which all members are homeless but that are not receiving free shelter throughout the month. The Secretary may issue regulations to preclude the use of the estimates