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NRS 239B.030 – Confidentiality of Social Security Numbers

PUBLIC NOTICE
NEW LAW – EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2007
NRS 239B.030 – Confidentiality of Social Security Numbers

NRS 239B.030 prohibits a person from including and a governmental agency from requiring a person to include a social security number on any document that is filed or otherwise submitted on or after January 1, 2007, unless it is required pursuant to specific state or federal law, for the administration of a public program or for an application for a federal or state grant.

Additionally, governmental agencies may only disclose a social security number as required:

    (a) To carry out a specific state or federal law; or
    (b) For the administration of a public program or an application for a federal or state grant.

The following steps will be taken by the City to comply with this statutory requirement.

  1. Provide our customers with notification of the new law pursuant to NRS 239B.030(3).
  2. Develop and implement on or before January 1, 2017 procedures to ensure that any social security number contained in a document filed or submitted prior to January 1, 2007 which is still held in the City’s records are maintained in a confidential manner or are obliterated or otherwise removed from the documents.
  3. Only disclose the social security number of a person as required by law to:
    • A.) carry out a state or federal law; or
      B.) for administration of a public program or an application for a federal or state grant.

The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) are the current codified laws of the State of Nevada and can be accessed at http://www.leg.state.nv.us by clicking Nevada Revised Statutes located under the Law Library tab.