Summary: H.R.6217 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/09/2008)

Modifies the procedures the U.S. Postal Service must follow in connection with the closing or consolidation of any post office, including: (1) requiring an assessment of the need for the closure or consolidation; (2) eliminating a requirement to consider the resulting Postal Service economic savings; (3) requiring a posting in each affected post office at least 90 days before the final decision is made; and (4) requiring (currently, allowing) suspension of the determination pending an appeal to the Postal Regulatory Commission. Provides for exceptions for emergency suspensions (as defined under Postal Service regulations) or lease termination or cancellation by a party other than the Postal Service.

Defines "post office," for the provisions amended by this Act, to include an office, branch, station, or other facility operated by the Postal Service.