Amendment #971 to H3600
Securing public housing
Representatives O'Connell of Taunton, Lombardo of Billerica, Lyons of Andover, Diehl of Whitman and DeCoste of Norwell move to amend the bill by adding the following section:-
"Section XXX. Chapter 23B of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
Section 31. All applicants and household members over the age of 18 shall provide a social security number upon application for state funded public housing. All legal non-resident applicants and household members shall provide an alien registration number; provided that immigration status and alien registration number of all non-citizens applicants and household members shall be checked through the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service. No applicants shall be given temporary placeholder social security numbers, unless under lawfully protected status.
The alien registration number and immigration status of non-citizen applicants and household members shall be re-verified upon expiration of said alien registration documents."
All applicants and household members 16 years of age and older shall have their criminal offender record information checked prior to admission to housing; provided that a social security number shall be provided for this purpose, unless exempted under lawfully protected status. Housing authorities shall have full access to criminal offender record information."