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Jun 22, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on December 13, 1982 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.
Senator from Arkansas
A bill to amend title 39, United States Code, by strengthening the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Postal Service by authorizing inspection authority and by providing for civil penalties for violations of orders under section 3005 of such title (pertaining to schemes for obtaining money by false representations or lotteries), and for other purposes.
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Reported by Committee
A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed House with Changes
The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Reintroduced Bill — Enacted — Signed by the President
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 450 (98th).
This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1407”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.
There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 30, 1983
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 18, 1981
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Civic Impulse. (2016). S. 1407 — 97th Congress: Mail Order Consumer Protection Amendments of 1982. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/97/s1407
“S. 1407 — 97th Congress: Mail Order Consumer Protection Amendments of 1982.” www.GovTrack.us. 1981. February 10, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/97/s1407>
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