39 U.S. Code Chapter 32 - PENALTY AND FRANKED MAIL

Sec. 3201. Definitions. 3202. Penalty mail. 3203. Endorsements on penalty covers. 3204. Restrictions on use of penalty mail. 3205. Accounting for penalty covers. 3206. Reimbursement for penalty mail service. 3207. Limit of weight of penalty mail; postage on overweight matter. 3208. Shipment by most economical means. 3209. Executive departments to supply information. 3210. Franked mail transmitted by the Vice President, Members of Congress, and congressional officials. 3211. Public documents. 3212. Congressional Record under frank of Members of Congress. 3213. Seeds and reports from Department of Agriculture. 3214. Mailing privilege of former President; surviving spouse of former President. 3215. Lending or permitting use of frank unlawful. 3216. Reimbursement for franked mailings. 3217. Correspondence of members of diplomatic corps and consuls of countries of Postal Union of Americas and Spain. 3218. Franked mail for survivors of Members of Congress. 3219. Mailgrams. 3220. Use of official mail in the location and recovery of missing children.

1985—Pub. L. 99–87, § 1(a)(2),Aug. 9, 1985, 99 Stat. 290, added item 3220.
1981—Pub. L. 97–69, § 6(c)(2),Oct. 26, 1981, 95 Stat. 1043, substituted “survivors” for “surviving spouses” in item 3218.
1973—Pub. L. 93–191, §§ 1(b), 4(b), 12(b),Dec. 18, 1973, 87 Stat. 741, 742, 746, substituted “Franked mail transmitted by the Vice President, Members of Congress, and congressional officials” for “Official correspondence of Vice President and Members of Congress” in item 3210, substituted “President, surviving spouse of former President” for “Presidents” in item 3214, and added item 3219.

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