PUBLIC LAW 8 6 - 6 8 2 - S E P T. 2, 1960
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§ 4151. Definitions As used in this chapter— "Penalty mail" means official mail, other than franked mail, which is authorized by law to be transmitted in the mail without prepayment of postage. "Penalty cover" means envelopes, wrappers, labels, or cards used to transmit penalty mail. " F r a n k " means the autographic or facsimile signature of persons authorized by sections 4161-4167 of this title to transmit matter through the mail without prepayment of postage or other indicia 28 Stat. 606. contemplated by sections 162 and 185 of title 44. "Franked mail" means mail which is transmitted in the mail under a frank. "Members of Congress" includes Senators, Representatives, Delegates and Resident Commissioners. § 4152. Penalty mail (a) Subject to the limitations imposed by sections 4154 and 4158 of this title, there may be transmitted as penalty mail— (1) official mail of— (A) officers of the United States Government other than Members of Congress; (B) the Smithsonian Institution; (C) the P a n American Union; (D) the Pan American Sanitary Bureau; (E) the United States Employment Service and the system of employment offices operated by it in conformity with 48 Stat. 113. the provisions of sections 49-49c, 49d, 49e-49k of title 29, and all State employment systems which receive funds appropriated under authority of those sections; and (F) any college officer or other person connected with the extension department of the college as the Secretary of Agriculture may designate to the Postmaster General to the extent that the official mail consists of correspondence, bulletins, and reports for the furtherance of the purposes of «^ Stat. 83. sections 341-343,344-348 of title 7; (2) mail relating to naturalization to be sent to the Immigration and Naturalization Service by clerks of courts addressed to the Department of Justice or the Immigration and Naturalization Service, or any official thereof; (3) mail relating to a collection of statistics, survey or census authorized by title 13 and addressed to the Department of Commerce or a bureau or agency thereof; and (4) mail of State Agriculture Experiment Stations pursuant staf IM' " '^' ^^
- ^ sections 325 and 361f of title 7.
(5) articles for copyright deposited with postmasters and addressed to the Register of Copyrights pursuant to section 15 of 61 Stat. 657.
(b) A department or officer authorized to use penalty covers may enclose them with return address to any person from or through whom official information is desired. The penalty cover may be used only to transmit the official information and endorsements relating thereto. (c) This section does not apply to officers who receive a fixed allowance as compensation for their services, including expenses of postage. § 4153. Endorsements on penalty covers (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, penalty covers shall bear, over the words "Official Business" an endorsement showing the name of the department, bureau or office from which, or officer from whom, it is transmitted. The penalty for the unlawful use of all penalty covers shall be printed thereon.