Bill would eliminate requirement for Social Security numbers

Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2001

JUNEAU (AP) -- The House passed a bill Monday that would eliminate the requirement that people provide their Social Security numbers when applying for hunting or fishing licenses.

Rep. John Coghill, R-North Pole, said the federal government had required the state to get that information to help in tracking child support enforcement cases. The state was able to get a waiver from that rule, though, because Permanent Fund dividend applications can be used for the same purpose.

Since it's no longer required by the federal government, Coghill sponsored House Bill 48 to take the requirement off the state's books. The measure passed the House 37-0.

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