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Public Law No: 111-241 (09/30/2010)

 
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Public Law 111-241
111th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To provide for the issuance of a Multinational Species Conservation 
    Funds Semipostal Stamp. <<NOTE: Sept. 30, 2010 -  [H.R. 1454]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Multinational 
Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2010.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 39 USC 416 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Multinational Species Conservation 
Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2010''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 39 USC 416 note.>> MULTINATIONAL SPECIES 
                    CONSERVATION FUNDS SEMIPOSTAL STAMP.

    (a) In General.--In order to afford a convenient way for members of 
the public to contribute to funding for the operations supported by the 
Multinational Species Conservation Funds, the United States Postal 
Service shall issue a semipostal stamp (hereinafter in this Act referred 
to as the ``Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp'') 
in accordance with succeeding provisions of this section.
    (b) Cost and Use.--
            (1) In general.--The Multinational Species Conservation 
        Funds Semipostal Stamp shall be offered at a cost equal to the 
        cost of mailing a letter weighing 1 ounce or less at the 
        nonautomation single-piece first-ounce letter rate, in effect at 
        the time of purchase, plus a differential of not less than 15 
        percent.
            (2) Voluntary use.--The use of any semipostal issued under 
        this section shall be voluntary on the part of postal patrons.
            (3) Special rate.--The special rate of postage of an 
        individual stamp under this section shall be an amount that is 
        evenly divisible by 5.

    (c) Other Terms and Conditions.--The issuance and sale of the 
Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp shall be 
governed by the provisions of section 416 of title 39, United States 
Code, and regulations issued under such section, subject to subsection 
(b) and the following:
            (1) Disposition of proceeds.--
                    (A) In general.--All amounts becoming available from 
                the sale of the Multinational Species Conservation Funds 
                Semipostal Stamp (as determined under section 416(d) of 
                such title 39) shall be transferred to the United States 
                Fish and Wildlife Service, for the purpose described in 
                subsection (a), through payments which shall be made at 
                least twice a year, with the proceeds to be divided 
                equally

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                among the African Elephant Conservation Fund, the Asian 
                Elephant Conservation Fund, the Great Ape Conservation 
                Fund, the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund, the 
                Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund, and other 
                international wildlife conservation funds authorized by 
                the Congress after the date of the enactment of this Act 
                and administered by the Service as part of the 
                Multinational Species Conservation Fund.
                    (B) Proceeds not to be offset.--In accordance with 
                section 416(d)(4) of such title 39, amounts becoming 
                available from the sale of the Multinational Species 
                Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp (as so determined) 
                shall not be taken into account in any decision relating 
                to the level of appropriations or other Federal funding 
                to be furnished in any year to--
                          (i) the United States Fish and Wildlife 
                      Service; or
                          (ii) any of the funds identified in 
                      subparagraph (A).
            (2) Duration.--The Multinational Species Conservation Funds 
        Semipostal Stamp shall be made available to the public for a 
        period of at least 2 years, beginning no later than 12 months 
        after the date of the enactment of this Act.
            (3) Limitation.--The Multinational Species Conservation 
        Funds Semipostal Stamp shall not be subject to, or taken into 
        account for purposes of applying, any limitation under section 
        416(e)(1)(C) of such title 39.
            (4) Restriction on use of funds.--Amounts transferred under 
        paragraph (1) shall not be used to fund or support the Wildlife 
        Without Borders Program or to supplement funds made available 
        for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Fund.

    (d) Definition.--For purposes of this Act, the term ``semipostal 
stamp'' refers to a stamp described in section 416(a)(1) of title 39, 
United States Code.

    Approved September 30, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1454:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 111-358, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 111-234 (Comm. on Homeland Security and              
   
Governmental Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 155 (2009):
                                    Dec. 7, considered and passed House.
                                                        Vol. 156 (2010):
                                    July 29, considered and passed 
                                        Senate, amended.
                                    Sept. 22, House concurred in Senate 
                                        amendment.

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