42 U.S. Code § 1306a - Public access to State disbursement records

No State or any agency or political subdivision thereof shall be deprived of any grant-in-aid or other payment to which it otherwise is or has become entitled pursuant to subchapter I (other than section 303 (a)(3) thereof), IV, X, XIV, or XVI (other than section 1383 (a)(3) thereof) of this chapter, by reason of the enactment or enforcement by such State of any legislation prescribing any conditions under which public access may be had to records of the disbursement of any such funds or payments within such State, if such legislation prohibits the use of any list or names obtained through such access to such records for commercial or political purposes.


(Oct. 20, 1951, ch. 521, title VI, § 618,65 Stat. 569; Pub. L. 86–778, title VI, § 603(a),Sept. 13, 1960, 74 Stat. 992; Pub. L. 87–543, title I, § 141(e),July 25, 1962, 76 Stat. 205.)
References in Text

Section 303 (a)(3), referred to in text, was repealed by Pub. L. 97–35, title XXI, § 2184(a)(4)(A),Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 816.
Section 1383 (a)(3), referred to in text, was in the original a reference to section 1603(a)(3) of the Social Security Act as added July 25, 1962, Pub. L. 87–543, title I, § 141(a), 76 Stat. 200, and amended. That section was amended generally by Pub. L. 92–603, § 301,Oct. 30, 1972, 86 Stat. 1478. However, the amendment by Pub. L. 92–603was inapplicable to Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands, so that the prior section (which is set out as a note under section 1383 of this title) continues in effect for Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.

Section was enacted as part of act Oct. 20, 1951, popularly known as the Revenue Act of 1951, and not as part of the Social Security Act which comprises this chapter.

1962—Pub. L. 87–543substituted “XIV, or XVI (other than section 1383 (a)(3) thereof)” for “or XIV”.
1960—Pub. L. 86–778inserted “(other than section 303 (a)(3) thereof)” after “pursuant to subchapter I”.
Effective Date of 1960 Amendment

Pub. L. 86–778, title VI, § 603(b),Sept. 13, 1960, 74 Stat. 992, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect October 1, 1960.”

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