H.R. 5668 (98th): A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to exempt certain individuals, persons and organizations from the prohibition against depositing in residential letter boxes non-profit, non-commercial mailable matter on which no postage has been paid.


May 16, 1984
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 16, 1984, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Richard Ottinger

Representative for New York's 20th congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

5/16/1984--Introduced.Amends the Federal criminal code to make inapplicable to certain nonprofit noncommercial communications the current prohibitions against depositing mailable matter on which no postage has been paid into letter boxes. Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 16, 1984

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