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Text of the To repeal the reductions in military retirement benefits made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 and to authorize the ...

...to authorize the United States Postal Service to implement a modified Saturday delivery schedule.

This bill was introduced on December 19, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 19, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3801

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 19, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To repeal the reductions in military retirement benefits made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 and to authorize the United States Postal Service to implement a modified Saturday delivery schedule.

1.

Repeal of reductions in military retirement benefits made by Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

As of the date of the enactment of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, section 403 of such Act is repealed and title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as such title would read if such section had never been enacted.

2.

Nationwide mail delivery schedule

(a)

In general

Section 404 of title 39, United States Code, is amended by inserting after subsection (e) the following:

(f)
(1)

The Postal Service may establish a general, nationwide mail delivery schedule of 5 days per week.

(2)

The Postal Service shall ensure that, under any schedule established under paragraph (1), there shall not occur more than 2 consecutive days on which mail is not delivered, including as a result of Federal holidays.

(3)

For a period not to end before January 1, 2019, the Postal Service shall provide domestic competitive product service 6 days per week to each street address that was scheduled to receive package service 6 days per week as of September 30, 2012.

(4)

Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize a reduction, or to require an increase, in frequency of mail delivery for any address for which the Postal Service provided delivery on fewer than 6 days per week as of January 1, 2013.

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(b)

Mailbox access

If the United States Postal Service establishes a general, nationwide mail delivery schedule of 5 days per week, the Postal Service shall amend the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service (as set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual) to ensure that the provisions of section 508.3.2.10 of such Manual, as in effect on September 30, 2012, shall apply on any day on which the Postal Service does not deliver mail under the established delivery schedule.