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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.


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                    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

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                                 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.''.
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