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PUBLIC LAW 101-524—NOV. 6, 1990 104 STAT. 2301 Public Law 101-524 101st Congress An Act To amend title 39, United States Code, to designate as nonmailable matter solicitations for the purcheise of goods or services, or solicitation for donations which could reasonably be construed as implying any Federal Government connection or endorsement, unless such matter contains an appropriate, conspicuous disclaimer, 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 Mailings Prevention Act of 1990". SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 39. (a) PROHIBITION OF DECEPTIVE MAILINGS.— Section 3001 of title 39, United States Code is amended by redesignating subsections (f) and (g) as subsections (i) and (j) respectively, and by inserting after subsection (e) the following: "(f) Matter otherwise legally acceptable in the mails which constitutes a solicitation by a nongovernmental entity for the purchase of or payment for a product or service; and 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 is nonmailable matter and shall not be carried or delivered by mail, and shall be disposed of as the Postal Service directs, unless— "(1) such nongovernmental entity has such expressed connection, approval or endorsement; "(2)(A) such matter bears on its face, in conspicuous and legible type in contrast by typography, layout, or color with other printing on its face, in accordance with regulations which the Postal Service shall prescribe, the following notice: 'THIS PRODUCT OR SERVICE HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND THIS OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE BY AN AGENCY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.', or a notice to the same effect in words which the Postal Service may prescribe; and "(B) the envelope or outside cover or wrapper in which such matter is mailed bears on its face in capital letters and in conspicuous and legible type, in accordance with regulations which the Postal Service shall prescribe, the following notice: 'THIS IS NOT A GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT.', or a notice to the same effect in words which the Postal Service may prescribe; or "(3) such matter is contained in a publication for which the addressee has paid or promised to pay a consideration or which he has otherwise indicated he desires to receive, except that this paragraph shall not apply if the solicitation is on behalf of the publisher of the publication. Nov. 6, 1990 [H.R. 2331] Deceptive Mailings Prevention Act of 1990. 39 USC 101 note. Regulations. 49-139 O - 90 (524)