H.R.15505 - A bill to amend title 39, United States Code, to impose civil penalties against persons who fail to comply with orders of the U.S. Postal Service prohibiting the use of the mails to conduct lotteries or obtain money or property through false representations, and for other purposes.94th Congress (1975-1976)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-26] (Introduced 09/09/1976)|
|Committees:||House - Post Office and Civil Service|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/09/1976 Referred to House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.15505 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/09/1976)
Specifies civil penalties for persons who continue to engage in conduct which the Postal Service determines to constitute either (1) a scheme or device for obtaining money or property through the mail by means of false pretenses or (2) a lottery, gift enterprise, or similar scheme for the distribution of money or property, and for persons who fail to comply with orders issued by the Postal Service as a result of such a determination.
Empowers the Postal Service to order a person which it determines is conducting a lottery by mail or is obtaining money or property through the mail by means of false pretenses to (1) offer to return upon written request, money or property received by such conduct, (2) return such money or property within 21 days after receiving such a request, and (3) provide the Postal Service a list of persons from whom money or property was received, a list of persons who have requested the return of money or property, and a statement indicating the persons to whom money and property has been returned. Specifies civil penalties for persons who fail to maintain such records as may be necessary to comply with such orders.