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Introduced in Senate (05/09/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1412


To authorize veterans service organizations to solicit donations at post offices before and after Federal holidays.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 9, 2019

Mr. Schumer introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


A BILL

To authorize veterans service organizations to solicit donations at post offices before and after Federal holidays.

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 “Restoring Access, Improving Service to Enable Veterans Engaging To Fundraise Act of 2019” or the “RAISE VET FUND Act”.

SEC. 2. Solicitation by veterans service organizations at post offices.

(a) In general.—Section 404 of title 39, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(f) Solicitation by veterans service organizations at post offices.—

“(1) DEFINITIONS.—In this subsection—

“(A) the term ‘business day’ means a day on which a post office is open;

“(B) the term ‘Federal holiday’ means—

“(i) a legal public holiday under section 6103(a) of title 5; and

“(ii) Flag Day, as designated under section 110 of title 36;

“(C) the term ‘holiday period’ means the period beginning 2 business days before, and ending 2 business days after, a Federal holiday; and

“(D) the term ‘veterans service organization’ means an organization recognized by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the representation of veterans under section 5902 of title 38.

“(2) AUTHORIZATION.—The Postal Service shall permit a veterans service organization to solicit donations by distributing items that are symbols for veterans at a post office on any business day during a holiday period.”.

(b) Regulations.—Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the United States Postal Service shall promulgate regulations governing the use of post offices by veterans service organizations, including with respect to scheduling, under subsection (f) of section 404 of title 39, United States Code, as added by subsection (a).

(c) Effective date.—Subsection (f) of section 404 of title 39, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall take effect on the date that is 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act.