Summary: H.R.597 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.597. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/04/1999)

Faces of AIDS Stamp Act of 1999 - Amends Federal law to require the Postal Service to establish a special rate of postage for first class mail that is up to 25 percent higher than the regular rate as a voluntary alternative that the public may use to contribute to funding for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) research and education.

Requires 50 percent of collected amounts to be paid to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the remainder to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for AIDS awareness education grant programs.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that nothing in this Act should: (1) cause a net decrease in total funds received by NIH, HHS, or any other Federal agency or instrumentality below the level that would have otherwise been received but for this Act's enactment; or (2) affect first-class or other regular postage rates.

Requires special postage stamps to be made available to the public.