39 U.S. Code § 3206 - Reimbursement for penalty mail service
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, executive departments and agencies, independent establishments of the Government of the United States, and Government corporations concerned, shall transfer to the Postal Service as postal revenue out of any appropriations or funds available to them, as a necessary expense of the appropriations or funds and of the activities concerned, the equivalent amount of postage due, as determined by the Postal Service, for matter sent in the mails by or to them as penalty mail under authority of section 3202 of this title.
(b) The Department of Agriculture shall transfer to the Postal Service as postal revenues out of any appropriations made to it for that purpose the equivalent amount of postage, as determined by the Postal Service, for penalty mailings under clauses (1)(F) and (4) of section 3202 (a) of this title.
Source(Pub. L. 91–375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 753; Pub. L. 93–191, § 9,Dec. 18, 1973, 87 Stat. 745; Pub. L. 94–553, § 105(e),Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2599.)
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–553substituted “subsection (b)” for “subsections (b) and (c)”.
Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 94–553redesignated subsec. (d) as (c). Former subsec. (c), directing the Library of Congress to transfer to the Postal Service as postal revenues out of any appropriations made to the Library for that purpose the equivalent amount of postage, as determined by the Postal Service, for penalty mailings under clause (5) of section 3202 (a) of this title, was struck out.
1973—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 93–191added subsec. (d).
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 94–553effective Jan. 1, 1978, see section 102 ofPub. L. 94–553, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 101 of Title 17, Copyrights.
Effective Date of 1973 Amendment