Text of the Peace Stamp for the Peace Corps Act

This bill was introduced on February 28, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 28, 2013 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 918


February 28, 2013

(for herself, Ms. McCollum, Ms. Norton, Mr. Connolly, Ms. Moore, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Honda, Mr. Garamendi, and Mr. Farr) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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


To provide for the issuance of a semipostal to benefit the Peace Corps.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Peace Stamp for the Peace Corps Act .


Peace Corps stamp


In general

The United States Postal Service shall, for a 2-year period beginning no later than 12 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, issue a semipostal to benefit the Peace Corps.


Requirements and authorities

The issuance of such semipostal and the disposition of the amounts becoming available from the issuance of such semipostal shall be governed by section 416 of title 39, United States Code, subject to the following:


The differential included in the rate of postage established for such semipostal under section 416(c) of such title may not exceed 25 percent.


The Peace Corps shall be the sole agency to which any amounts becoming available from the sale of such semipostal may be transferred under section 416(d)(1) of such title.


Semipostal defined

For purposes of this section, the term semipostal has the meaning given such term by section 416(a)(1) of such title.