H. R. 6650
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 12, 2012
Mr. Burton of Indiana introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
To amend title 39, United States Code, to allow the United States Postal Service to provide nonpostal services, and for other purposes.
Section 404 of title 39, United States Code, is amended—
in subsection (a)—
in paragraph (7), by striking
and at the end;
in paragraph (8), by striking the period
; and; and
by adding at the end the following:
to provide nonpostal services in accordance with subsection (e).
by amending subsection (e) to read as follows:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Postal Service may provide nonpostal services. Any nonpostal service so provided shall be consistent with maintaining the integrity and reputation of the Postal Service.
The Postal Service may not, for purposes of providing nonpostal services under this section, enter into a contract or other agreement with any corporation which is not incorporated in the United States.
Not later than January 31 of each year, the Postmaster General shall submit to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report which—
shall describe the nonpostal services provided by the Postal Service under this section during the preceding year; and
shall include an analysis of the costs associated with, and the revenues generated by, each nonpostal service (described in subparagraph (A)) during the preceding year.
For purposes of this subsection, the term United States includes the territories, possessions, and commonwealths of the United States.