H.R.5035 - To make Federal elections more competitive, open, and honest by regulating the use of franked mail by Members of the House of Representatives, and for other purposes.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Michel, Robert H. [R-IL-18] (Introduced 06/13/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Rules; House Administration|
|Latest Action:||06/19/1990 Referred to the Subcommittee on Elections. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5035 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/13/1990)
Amends rule XLVI of the Rules of the House of Representatives to exempt a notice of appearance or a scheduled itinerary from the franked mailing limitations only if: (1) it is in the form of a post card; (2) it is sent to addresses within specified travel distance from the event which the Member will attend; (3) the Member attends the event; and (4) an advisory opinion is obtained from the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards.
Establishes an Official Mail Allowance for franked mailing by Members of the House of Representatives within specified guidelines and limitations.
Amends rule XLVI of the Rules of the House of Representatives to: (1) reduce from six to two the number of franked mailings per year per addressee to which a Member after December 31, 1990, is entitled; (2) reduce from six to two, after such date, the number of franked mailings per year per addressee relating solely to a notice of appearance of a scheduled itinerary of a Member; (3) require a Member, before making any mass mailing (including direct response to communications from constituents), to submit a sample or description of the mail matter involved to the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards for a statutory compliance advisory opinion; (4) require the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make available for public inspection, semi-annually, a mass mailing report compiled from data provided by the House Committee on Administration; and (5) require that a mass mailing by a Member contain a specified notice on the cover page of the document.