Text: H.R.4621 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 111-155 (04/07/2010)

 
[111th Congress Public Law 155]
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Public Law 111-155
111th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To protect the integrity of the constitutionally mandated United States 
census and prohibit deceptive mail practices that attempt to exploit the 
        decennial census. <<NOTE: Apr. 7, 2010 -  [H.R. 4621]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Prevent 
Deceptive Census Look Alike Mailings Act.>> 
SECTION <<NOTE: 39 USC 101 note.>> 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Prevent Deceptive Census Look Alike 
Mailings Act''.
SEC. 2. REQUIREMENTS FOR MAIL BEARING THE TERM ``CENSUS'' ON THE 
                    ENVELOPE OR OUTSIDE COVER OR WRAPPER.

    (a) Matter Soliciting Purchase of a Product or Service.--Section 
3001(h) of title 39, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by inserting, in the matter preceding paragraph (1), ``; 
        or which bears the term `census' on the envelope or outside 
        cover or wrapper'' after ``such matter by the Federal 
        Government'';
            (2) in paragraph (2), by redesignating subparagraphs (A), 
        (B), and (C) as clauses (i), (ii), and (iii), respectively;
            (3) by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) as 
        subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C), respectively;
            (4) by inserting ``(1)'' after ``(h)''; and
            (5) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

    ``(2) In the case of matter bearing the term `census' on the 
envelope or outside cover or wrapper, in addition to satisfying one of 
the exceptions contained in paragraphs (1)(A), (1)(B), or (1)(C), such 
envelope or outside cover or wrapper bears on its face an accurate 
return address including the name of the entity that sent such 
matter.''.
    (b) Matter Soliciting Information or Contribution of Funds.--Section 
3001(i) of title 39, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by inserting, in the matter preceding paragraph (1), ``; 
        or which bears the term `census' on the envelope or outside 
        cover or wrapper'' after ``such matter by the Federal 
        Government'';
            (2) in paragraph (2), by redesignating subparagraphs (A), 
        (B), and (C) as clauses (i), (ii), and (iii), respectively;
            (3) by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) as 
        subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C), respectively;
            (4) by inserting ``(1)'' after ``(i)''; and
            (5) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

    ``(2) In the case of matter bearing the term `census' on the 
envelope or outside cover or wrapper, in addition to satisfying

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one of the exceptions contained in paragraphs (1)(A), (1)(B), or (1)(C), 
such envelope or outside cover or wrapper bears on its face an accurate 
return address including the name of the entity that sent such 
matter.''.

    Approved April 7, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4621:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
            Mar. 9, 10, considered and passed House.
            Mar. 26, considered and passed Senate.

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