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Text of the Families for Foster Youth Stamp Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on May 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 23, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1047

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 23, 2013

(for himself, Ms. Landrieu, and Mr. Cochran) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A BILL

To provide for the issuance and sale of a semipostal by the United States Postal Service to support effective programs targeted at improving permanency outcomes for youth in foster care.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Families for Foster Youth Stamp Act of 2013 .

2.

Families for foster youth semipostal

(a)

In general

In order to increase funding for effective programs targeted at improving permanency outcomes for youth in foster care, the United States Postal Service shall, for a period of not less than 4 years, provide for the issuance and sale of a semipostal, in accordance with section 416 of title 39, United States Code.

(b)

Disposition of amounts

(1)

Adoption Opportunities Program

Fifty percent of any amounts becoming available from the sale of the semipostal under this Act shall be transferred to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for programs and activities authorized under section 203 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 5113) that specifically target improvement in permanency outcomes for youth in foster care through adoption, guardianship, or kinship care.

(2)

State Court Improvement Program

Fifty percent of any amounts becoming available from the sale of the semipostal under this Act shall be transferred to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for programs and activities authorized under section 438 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 629h).

(c)

Definition

In this Act, the term semipostal has the meaning given that term in section 416 of title 39, United States Code.