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house Bill H.R. 4621

Prevent Deceptive Census Look Alike Mailings Act

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  • EnactedApril 7th, 2010
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed March 26th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedFebruary 9th, 2010

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Prevent Deceptive Census Look Alike Mailings Act

Official Title

To protect the integrity of the constitutionally-mandated United States census and prohibit deceptive mail practices that attempt to exploit the decennial census.


Prevent Deceptive Census Look Alike Mailings Act - Declares matter that bears the term "census" on its envelope, outside cover, or wrapper, but that constitutes a solicitation by a nongovernmental entity, to be nonmailable by the United States Postal Service, unless: (1) it satisfies one of the exceptions specified for otherwise nonmailable matter under existing law (such as displaying an appropriate disclaimer); and (2) its envelope, outside cover, or wrapper bears on its face an accurate return address including the name of the entity that sent it.

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