H.R.447 - To amend title 39, United States Code, to require the United States Postal Service to accept a change-of-address order from a commercial mail receiving agency and to forward mail to the new address.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 01/09/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform and Oversight|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/22/1997 Referred to the Subcommittee on Postal Service. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (01/09/1997)
[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 447 Introduced in House (IH)] 105th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 447 To amend title 39, United States Code, to require the United States Postal Service to accept a change-of-address order from a commercial mail receiving agency and to forward mail to the new address. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 9, 1997 Mr. Young of Alaska (for himself, Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Hayworth, Mr. Shays, and Mr. Poshard) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title 39, United States Code, to require the United States Postal Service to accept a change-of-address order from a commercial mail receiving agency and to forward mail to the new address. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. CHANGE-OF-ADDRESS ORDER INVOLVING A COMMERCIAL MAIL RECEIVING AGENCY. (a) In General.--Subchapter V of chapter 36 of title 39, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ``Sec. 3686. Change-of-address order involving a commercial mail receiving agency ``(a) For the purpose of this section, the term `commercial mail receiving agency' or `CMRA' means a private business that acts as the mail receiving agent for specific clients. ``(b) Upon termination of an agency relationship between an addressee and a commercial mail receiving agency-- ``(1) the addressee or, if authorized to do so, the CMRA may file a change-of-address order with the Postal Service with respect to such addressee; ``(2) a change-of-address order so filed shall, to the extent practicable, be given full force and effect; and ``(3) any mail for the addressee that is delivered to the CMRA after the filing of an appropriate order under this subsection shall be subject to subsection (c). ``(c) Mail described in subsection (b)(3) shall, if marked for forwarding and remailed by the CMRA, be forwarded by the Postal Service in the same manner as, and subject to the same terms and conditions (including limitations on the period of time for which a change-of- address order shall be given effect) as apply to, mail forwarded directly by the Postal Service to the addressee.''. (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 36 of title 39, United States Code, is amended by adding after the item relating to section 3685 the following: ``3686. Change-of-address order involving a commercial mail receiving agency.''. <all>