H.R.6407 - Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11] (Introduced 12/07/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||12/20/2006 Became Public Law No: 109-435. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6407 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/07/2006)
Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act - Prohibts the provision of nonpostal services by the Postal Service, except that the Postal Service may provide nonpostal services offered as of January 1, 2006, subject to a specified review.
Requires the the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC, replaces the Postal Rate Commission) to review each nonpostal service, determine whether it shall continue, and designate it as a market-dominant, competitive, or experimental product.
Provides for: (1) a modern system for regulating rates and classes for market-dominant products; (2) rates and classes for competitive products; and (3)service standards for market-dominant products.
Establishes a revolving Postal Service Competitive Products Fund to be available for competitive products costs.
Prohibits the Postal Service from establishing anti-competitive rules or regulations. Subjects it to federal fraud, antitrust, unfair competition requirements. Eliminates its sovereign immunity.
Revises qualification requirements for members of the Postal Service Board of Governors.
Limits annual combined net increases in the amount of obligations issued for capital improvements and operating expenses. Allows the private carriage of letters in specified circumstances.
Amends the Inspector General Act of 1978 to establish an Office of Inspector General in the PRC.
Postal Civil Service Retirement and Health Benefits Funding Amendments of 2006 - Relieves the Postal Service of an obligation to contribute matching amounts to its employees' civil service retirement. Provides for the handling of any surplus or supplemental liability of the Postal Service regarding the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund.
Establishes in the Treasury the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund to cover the government's contribution for health care costs of current and future retirees.