Senate Bill 521
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2021
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Introduced in Senate on Mar 2, 2021
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S. 521 (Introduced-in-Senate)


117th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 521


To require the United States Postal Service to continue selling the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp until all remaining stamps are sold, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 2 (legislative day, March 1), 2021

Mr. Portman (for himself, Mr. Carper, Mr. Markey, Ms. Duckworth, and Mrs. Feinstein) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


A BILL

To require the United States Postal Service to continue selling the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp until all remaining stamps are sold, 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 “Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2021”.

SEC. 2. Reauthorization; requirement to sell all stamps.

(a) In general.—Section 2(c) of the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2010 (39 U.S.C. 416 note; Public Law 111–241) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2)—

(A) by striking “of at least 6 years,”; and

(B) by inserting before the period at the end the following: “and ending not earlier than the date on which the United States Postal Service provides notice to Congress under paragraph (5)”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(5) REQUIREMENT TO SELL ALL STAMPS PRINTED.—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—The United States Postal Service shall sell each copy of the Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semipostal Stamp that the United States Postal Service prints under this Act.

“(B) NOTIFICATION OF CONGRESS.—The United States Postal Service shall notify the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Oversight and Reform of the House of Representatives when all copies of the Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semipostal Stamp printed under this Act have been sold.”.

(b) Retroactive applicability.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect as if enacted on the day after the date of enactment of the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Public Law 113–165; 128 Stat. 1878).

(2) CONSEQUENCE OF DESTRUCTION OF STAMPS.—If the United States Postal Service destroys 1 or more Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semipostal Stamps before the date of enactment of this Act, the United States Postal Service shall print and sell the same number of such stamps on or after that date of enactment.