To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide for an option under the Secure Mail Initiative under which a person to whom a document is sent under that initiative may require that the United States Postal Service obtain a signature from that person in order to deliver the document, and for other purposes.
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Mar 3, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 21, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.
Representative for California's 14th congressional district
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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016
Length: 3 pages
Mar 3, 2016
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Sep 21, 2016
Passed House (Senate next)
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May 23, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2595.
H.R. 4712 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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