HR 1262

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1262

To reform the United States Postal Service in order to fulfill its constitutional mandate, to improve its efficiency, to help it meet its universal service obligation, and to facilitate private sector economic growth.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 30, 2011

Mr. CONNOLLY of Virginia (for himself, Ms. NORTON, Mr. DEUTCH, and Mr. DAVIS of Illinois) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To reform the United States Postal Service in order to fulfill its constitutional mandate, to improve its efficiency, to help it meet its universal service obligation, and to facilitate private sector economic growth.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 3. ASSISTANCE TO FACILITATE VOTING BY MAIL.

SEC. 4. PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE POSTAL DELIVERY VEHICLE FLEET.

SEC. 5. FOREVER BOX.

SEC. 6. NONPOSTAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.

SEC. 7. STUDY RELATING TO CONSOLIDATED MAILINGS.

SEC. 8. STUDY RELATING TO THE COST OF GOVERNMENT MAILINGS.

SEC. 9. PACKAGING OF POSTAL SERVICES AND PRODUCTS.

SEC. 10. AFTER-DELIVERY PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS.

SEC. 11. SMALL BUSINESS MAILING POOLS.

SEC. 12. ELECTRONIC POST OFFICE BOX SERVICES.

SEC. 13. CONTRACTING PROVISIONS.

`Chapter 7--Contracting Provisions

`Sec. 701. Definitions

`Sec. 702. Advocate for competition

`Sec. 703. Delegation of contracting authority

`Sec. 704. Posting of justifications of noncompetitive contracts

`Sec. 705. Review of ethical issues

`Sec. 706. Ban on certain contracts

701'.

SEC. 14. SUPERVISORY AND OTHER MANAGERIAL ORGANIZATIONS OF THE POSTAL SERVICE.

SEC. 15. ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS.

SEC. 16. REQUIRED PERIOD FOR NOTICE AND COMMENT WITH RESPECT TO CHANGES IN MAILING RULES.

SEC. 17. NEGOTIATED SERVICE AGREEMENTS FOR MARKET-DOMINANT PRODUCTS.

SEC. 18. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION PRODUCTS.

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