42 U.S. Code § 13951 - Confidentiality of abused person’s address

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(a) Regulations
Not later than 90 days after September 13, 1994, the United States Postal Service shall promulgate regulations to secure the confidentiality of domestic violence shelters and abused persons’ addresses.
(b) Requirements
The regulations under subsection (a) of this section shall require—
(1) in the case of an individual, the presentation to an appropriate postal official of a valid, outstanding protection order; and
(2) in the case of a domestic violence shelter, the presentation to an appropriate postal authority of proof from a State domestic violence coalition that meets the requirements of section 10410  [1] of this title verifying that the organization is a domestic violence shelter.
(c) Disclosure for certain purposes
The regulations under subsection (a) of this section shall not prohibit the disclosure of addresses to State or Federal agencies for legitimate law enforcement or other governmental purposes.
(d) Existing compilations
Compilations of addresses existing at the time at which order is presented to an appropriate postal official shall be excluded from the scope of the regulations under subsection (a) of this section.

[1]  See References in Text note below.


(Pub. L. 103–322, title IV, § 40281,Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1938.)
References in Text

Section 10410 of this title, referred to in subsec. (b)(2), was generally amended by Pub. L. 111–320, title II, § 201,Dec. 20, 2010, 124 Stat. 3497, and, as so amended, no longer contains provisions relating to grants for State domestic violence coalitions. See section 10411 of this title.

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