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  • EnactedMay 24th, 2010
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed May 5th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed April 28th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
    IntroducedApril 27th, 2010

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Official Title

To amend title 39, United States Code, to clarify the instances in which the term "census" may appear on mailable matter.


Requires, in order to not be disposed of by the U.S. Postal Service, any mailing soliciting the purchase of a product or service or soliciting information or the contribution of funds or membership fees that has the word "census" visible through the envelope, or outside cover or wrapper, to include: (1) the accurate name and return address of the entity sending the mailing; and (2) a notice that the mailing is not affiliated with the federal government.

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