S. 1407 (97th): Mail Order Consumer Protection Amendments of 1982


Jun 22, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

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.


David Pryor

Senator from Arkansas


About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

(Measure passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R. 7044) Mail Order Consumer Protection Amendments of 1982 - Authorizes the United States Postal Service to issue an order requiring any person ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 22, 1981

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 29, 1982
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.

May 19, 1982
Passed Senate

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.

Dec 13, 1982
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.

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.


28 cosponsors (14R, 13D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 450 (98th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 30, 1983

H.R. 3973 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 18, 1981

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