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Introduced in House (10/30/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4914


To provide for the issuance of the Diabetes Prevention Semipostal Stamp, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 30, 2019

Mr. Rush (for himself, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Cohen, Mr. King of New York, Ms. Bass, Ms. Barragán, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mrs. Brooks of Indiana, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Cox of California, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Ms. Gabbard, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Hastings, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Khanna, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Lipinski, Ms. Moore, Mr. Payne, Ms. Pressley, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Rouda, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Rutherford, Mr. Serrano, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Sires, and Mr. Thompson of Mississippi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To provide for the issuance of the Diabetes Prevention Semipostal Stamp, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Diabetes Prevention Semipostal Stamp Act”.

SEC. 2. Diabetes Prevention Semipostal Stamp.

(a) In general.—In order to afford a convenient way for members of the public to contribute to funding diabetes prevention activities, the United States Postal Service shall issue a semipostal (in this Act referred to as the “Diabetes Prevention Semipostal Stamp”) in accordance with this section.

(b) Terms and conditions.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The issuance and sale of the Diabetes Prevention 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 the requirements of this subsection.

(2) DURATION.—The Diabetes Prevention Semipostal Stamp shall be made available to the public for a period of 10 years, beginning no later than 12 months after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(3) COST.—The Diabetes Prevention 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 25 percent.

(4) DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS.—All amounts becoming available from the sale of the Diabetes Prevention Semipostal Stamp (as determined under section 416(d) of such title) shall be transferred to the National Diabetes Prevention Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through payments which shall be made at least twice a year.

(5) PROCEEDS NOT TO BE OFFSET.—In accordance with section 416(d)(4) of such title, amounts becoming available from the sale of the Diabetes Prevention Semipostal Stamp 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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

(c) Definition.—For purposes of this Act, the term “semipostal” refers to a postage stamp described in section 416(a)(1) of title 39, United States Code.


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