Text: H.R.1454 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 111-241 (09/30/2010)
[111th Congress Public Law 241]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 111-241
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
(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
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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
(ii) any of the funds identified in
(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:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 111-358, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 111-234 (Comm. on Homeland Security and
Vol. 155 (2009):
Dec. 7, considered and passed House.
Vol. 156 (2010):
July 29, considered and passed
Sept. 22, House concurred in Senate