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110 STAT. 3009-673 PUBLIC LAW 104-208—SEPT. 30, 1996 and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Labor and Human Resources and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate. SEC. 507. VERIFICATION OF IMMIGRATION STATUS FOR PURPOSES OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND HIGHER EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE. (a) SOCIAL SECURITY ACT STATE INCOME AND ELIGIBILITY VER- IFICATION SYSTEMS.—Section 1137(d)(4)(B)(i)) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b-7(d)(4)(B)(i)) is amended to read as follows: "(i) the State shall transmit to the Immigration and Naturalization Service either photostatic or other similar copies of such documents, or information from such documents, as specified by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, for official verification,". (b) ELIGIBILITY FOR ASSISTANCE UNDER HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965. —Section 484(g)(4)(B)(i) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1091(g)(4)(B)(i)) is amended to read as follows: "(i) the institution shall transmit to the Immigration and Naturalization Service either photostatic or other similar copies of such documents, or information from such documents, as specified by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, for official verification,". SEC. 508. NO VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR NONPROFIT CHARI- TABLE ORGANIZATIONS. Section 432 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1642) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d) No VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR NONPROFIT CHARI- TABLE ORGANIZATIONS.— Subject to subsection (a), a nonprofit charitable organization, in providing any Federal public benefit (as defined in section 401(c)) or any State or local public benefit (as defined in section 411(c)), is not required under this title to determine, verify, or otherwise require proof of eligibility of any applicant for such benefits.". SEC. 509. GAO STUDY OF PROVISION OF MEANS-TESTED PUBLIC BENE- FITS TO ALIENS WHO ARE NOT QUALIFIED ALIENS ON BEHALF OF ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS. Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller (General shall submit to the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and of the Senate and to the Inspector General of the Department of Justice a report on the extent to which means-tested public benefits are being paid or provided to aliens who are not qualified aliens (as defined in section 431(b) of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996) in order to provide such benefits to individuals who are United States citizens or qualified aliens (as so defined). Such report shall address the locations in which such benefits are provided and the incidence of fraud or misrepresentation in connection with the provision of such benefits. SEC. 510. TRANSITION FOR ALIENS CURRENTLY RECEIVING BENEFITS UNDER THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM. Effective as if included in the enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996,