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.

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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

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 1407” means this is a Senate bill in the United States Congress. 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 bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 22, 1981
Reported by Committee
Apr 29, 1982
Passed Senate
May 19, 1982
Vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed House with Changes
Dec 13, 1982
Vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.


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

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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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