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Text of To amend title 39, United States Code, with respect to “cooperative mailings”.

This bill was introduced on December 15, 2000, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 15, 2000 (Introduced).

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HR 5675 IH

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5675

To amend title 39, United States Code, with respect to ‘cooperative mailings’.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 15, 2000

Mr. EHRLICH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Government Reform


A BILL

To amend title 39, United States Code, with respect to ‘cooperative mailings’.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. COOPERATIVE MAILINGS.

    Section 3626(j) of title 39, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(4)(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section or any rule or regulation of the Postal Service, in the case of mail matter sent, or proposed to be sent, by (or on behalf of) an authorized organization having a contractual or any other business relationship with an entity described in subparagraph (B)(ii), rates of postage under former section 4452(b) or 4452(c) of this title shall apply if those rates would apply in the case of identical mail matter sent by such organization absent such relationship.

    ‘(B) For purposes of this paragraph--

      ‘(i) the term ‘authorized organization’ means an organization authorized to mail at the rates for mail under former section 4452(b) or 4452(c) of this title; and

      ‘(ii) an entity described in this clause is any organization or other person (within the meaning of section 1 of title 1) that is not an authorized organization.’.

SEC. 2. PURPOSE; SENSE OF CONGRESS.

    (a) PURPOSE- The purpose of this Act is to clarify section 3626(j)(1)(D)(ii) of title 39, United States Code.

    (b) SENSE OF CONGRESS- It is the sense of the Congress that nothing in this Act should be considered to alter the authority of the United States Postal Service--

      (1) to apply regular rates of postage, rather than nonprofit rates, to mail matter described in subparagraph (A), (B), (C), or (D)(i) of section 3626(j)(1) of title 39, United States Code; or

      (2) to enforce any criminal law within its jurisdiction.