H.R. 1384: Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp Act of 2013

Mar 21, 2013
Reported by Committee on May 15, 2013
20% chance of being enacted
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The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on May 15, 2013.

Mar 21, 2013
Reported by Committee
May 15, 2013
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Gregorio Sablan
Delegate for Northern Mariana Islands At Large
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Last Updated
Mar 21, 2013
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2236 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Nov 17, 2011

Full Title

To provide for the issuance of a Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp.


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20% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

18 cosponsors (18D) (show)

House Natural Resources

Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

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6/6/2013--Reported to House without amendment, Part I.
Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp Act of 2013 - Directs the United States Postal Service (USPS) to issue and sell, at a premium, a Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp. Requires the use of such stamp to be voluntary on the part of postal patrons.
Requires proceeds from the sale of the semipostal stamp to be transferred to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to help fund the maintenance backlog and operational shortfall of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Prohibits such proceeds from being taken into account in any decision relating to the level of appropriations or other federal funding to be furnished to the USFWS or allocated to the System.
Requires the stamp to be made available to the public for at least two years.

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