39 U.S. Code § 3216 - Reimbursement for franked mailings
2020—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 116–260 substituted “House Communications Standards Commission” for “House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards” wherever appearing.
1996—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 104–186 substituted “Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives” for “Clerk of the House” in pars. (1) and (2) and “House Oversight” for “House Administration” in two places in par. (2).
1991—Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 102–90 substituted “paragraph (1) of this subsection” for “subsection (1) of this section” in two places.
1989—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–163, § 316(b), formerly § 316(c), as renumbered by Pub. L. 101–520, which directed substitution of “by appropriations for the official mail costs of the Senate and the House of Representatives” for “by a lump sum appropriation to the legislative branch” was executed by making the substitution for “by a lump-sum appropriation to the legislative branch” to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 101–163, § 317, added subsec. (e).
1982—Subsec. (a)(1)(A). Pub. L. 97–263 inserted reference to Law Revision Counsel of House of Representatives.
1981—Subsec. (a)(1)(B). Pub. L. 97–69 substituted “survivors” for “surviving spouse”.
1978—Subsec. (a)(1)(A). Pub. L. 95–521 inserted reference to Senate Legal Counsel.
1974—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 93–255 struck out “, and the printed words ‘Postage paid by Congress’ ” at end of last sentence.
1973—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 93–191 incorporated existing text in provisions designated as par. (1)(A) and (B), substituted in subpar. (a) reference to elected officers of House of Representatives (other than a Member of House) for former references to Clerk of House of Representatives and Sergeant at Arms of House of Representatives, included in subpar. (A) reference to Legislative Counsel of Senate, added par. (2) and provision for the sender’s signature, or facsimile thereof, and printed words “Postage paid by Congress” in upper right-hand corner on transmitted franked mail.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 93–191 added subsec. (b). Former subsec. (b), which provided that the postage on mail matter sent through the mails under the franking privilege by former Presidents shall be paid by reimbursement of the postal revenues each fiscal year out of the general funds of the Treasury in an amount equivalent to the postage which would otherwise be payable on the mail matter, was struck out.
Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 93–191 added subsecs. (c) and (d).
1971—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 92–51 inserted reference to Legislative Counsel of House of Representatives.
Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.
Amendment by Pub. L. 116–260 applicable with respect to communications disseminated on or after Dec. 27, 2020, see section 116(f) of div. I of Pub. L. 116–260, set out as a note under section 501 of Title 2, The Congress.
Pub. L. 101–163, title III, § 316(b), formerly § 316(c), Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1067, renumbered § 316(b), Pub. L. 101–520, title III, § 311(h)(3)(B), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2280, provided that the amendment made by that section is effective Oct. 1, 1989.
Amendment by Pub. L. 93–191 effective Dec. 18, 1973, except that subsec. (b) of this section effective Dec. 27, 1972, see section 14 of Pub. L. 93–191, set out as a note under section 3210 of this title.
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