Texas Business & Commerce Code - Section 35.58. Confidentiality Of Social Security Number
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Section: 35.52 35.53 35.531 35.54 35.55 35.56 35.57 35.58 35.58 35.58 35.581 35.581 35.585 35.59 35.591
§ 35.58. CONFIDENTIALITY OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.
Text of section as added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 341, § 1
(a) A person may not print an individual's social security
number on a card or other device required to access a product or
service provided by the person unless the individual has requested
in writing such printing. A person may not require a request for
such printing as a condition to receipt of or access to a product or
service provided by the person.
(b) A person who violates this section is liable to the
state for a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $500 for each
violation. The attorney general or the prosecuting attorney in the
county in which the violation occurs may bring suit to recover the
civil penalty imposed under this section. The attorney general may
bring an action in the name of the state to restrain or enjoin a
person from violating this section.
(c) This section does not apply to:
(1) the collection, use, or release of a social
security number that is required by state or federal law, including
Chapter 552, Government Code; or
(2) the use of a social security number for internal
verification or administrative purposes.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 341, § 1, eff. March 1, 2005.
For text of section as added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1326, §
6, see § 35.58, post.
For text of section as added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 649, §
1, see § 35.58, post.
Last modified: August 11, 2007