Cinhil wrote:Requiring a SSN for identification puposes does violate the law.
JoeSparky wrote:After reviewing this link...
A SSN is NOT REQUIRED for issuance of the ORIGINAL permit. I see no info under Title 53, chap 5, section 704 that refers to Renewals.
Am I reading this correctly?
edited to link directly to the proper section.
JoeSparky wrote:It seems that the form linked to directly from BCI is an OUTDATED form with a revision date of 8/2008 and the most current form dated 3/2009 indicates that the SSN is OPTIONAL. Thanks RPYNE for that info.
JoeSparky wrote:It is being discussed on this thread here also...
Cinhil wrote:I wonder if a call to Clark Aposhian (I think he is ion the BCI Board), or to mark Shurtleff (AG) would be sufficient to fix this issue?
Disclosure of Social Security Number
Section 7 of Pub. L. 93â€“579 provided that:
â€œ(a)(1) It shall be unlawful for any Federal, State or local government agency to deny to any individual any right, benefit, or privilege provided by law because of such individualâ€™s refusal to disclose his social security account number.
â€œ(2) the [The] provisions of paragraph (1) of this subsection shall not apply with respect toâ€”
â€œ(A) any disclosure which is required by Federal statute, or
â€œ(B) the disclosure of a social security number to any Federal, State, or local agency maintaining a system of records in existence and operating before January 1, 1975, if such disclosure was required under statute or regulation adopted prior to such date to verify the identity of an individual.
â€œ(b) Any Federal, State, or local government agency which requests an individual to disclose his social security account number shall inform that individual whether that disclosure is mandatory or voluntary, by what statutory or other authority such number is solicited, and what uses will be made of it.â€
And now this 24th day of February, 2006, Plaintiff Michael Stollenwerkâ€™s Motion for
Summary Judgment (Documents 26) is GRANTED. The Motions for Summary Judgement of
Defendant Terry Bergman, Sheriff of Lancaster County, and Defendants Jeffrey B.Miller and John
K. Thierwechter (Documents 24 and 36) are DENIED. Judgment is hereby entered in favor of
PlaintiffMichael Stollenwerk and againstDefendants Terry Bergman, Sheriff of Lancaster County,
JeffreyB.Miller,Commissioenr for the Pennsylvania State Police, and John K. Thierwechter, Major,
Pennsylvania State Police, ENJOINING Defendants from denying Plaintiff Michael Stollenwerk
a permit to purchase or a license to carry a handgun solely on grounds he has not disclosed his Social
Security number and assessing attorney fees and costs.
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