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S. 335 (is) To amend chapter 30 of title 39, United States Code, to provide for the nonmailability of certain deceptive matter relating to games of chance, administrative procedures, orders, and civil penalties relating to such matter, and for other purpo...


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106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 335

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
To amend chapter 30 of title 39, United States Code, to provide for the 
  nonmailability of certain deceptive matter relating to sweepstakes, 
 skill contests, facsimile checks, administrative procedures, orders, 
  and civil penalties relating to such matter, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Deceptive Mail Prevention and 
Enforcement Act''.

SEC. 2. RESTRICTIONS ON MAILINGS USING MISLEADING REFERENCES TO THE 
              UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

    Section 3001 of title 39, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in subsection (h)--
                    (A) in the first sentence by striking ``contains a 
                seal, insignia, trade or brand name, or any other term 
                or symbol that reasonably could be interpreted or 
                construed as implying any Federal Government 
                connection, approval or endorsement'' and inserting the 
                following: ``which reasonably could be interpreted or 
                construed as implying any Federal Government 
                connection, approval, or endorsement through the use of 
                a seal, insignia, reference to the Postmaster General, 
                citation to a Federal statute, name of a Federal 
                agency, department, commission, or program, trade or 
                brand name, or any other term or symbol; or contains 
                any reference to the Postmaster General or a citation 
                to a Federal statute that misrepresents either the 
                identity of the mailer or the protection or status 
                afforded such matter by the Federal Government''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                            (i) in subparagraph (A) by striking ``and'' 
                        at the end;
                            (ii) in subparagraph (B) by striking ``or'' 
                        at the end and inserting ``and''; and
                            (iii) by inserting after subparagraph (B) 
                        the following:
                    ``(C) does not contain a false representation 
                implying that Federal Government benefits or services 
                will be affected by any purchase or nonpurchase; or'';
            (2) in subsection (i) in the first sentence--
                    (A) in the first sentence by striking ``contains a 
                seal, insignia, trade or brand name, or any other term 
                or symbol that reasonably could be interpreted or 
                construed as implying any Federal Government 
                connection, approval or endorsement'' and inserting the 
                following: ``which reasonably could be interpreted or 
                construed as implying any Federal Government 
                connection, approval, or endorsement through the use of 
                a seal, insignia, reference to the Postmaster General, 
                citation to a Federal statute, name of a Federal 
                agency, department, commission, or program, trade or 
                brand name, or any other term or symbol; or contains 
                any reference to the Postmaster General or a citation 
                to a Federal statute that misrepresents either the 
                identity of the mailer or the protection or status 
                afforded such matter by the Federal Government''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                            (i) in subparagrap

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