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    18 USC Sec. 1719                                            01/05/2009

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    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 83 - POSTAL SERVICE

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    Sec. 1719. Franking privilege

STATUTE

      Whoever makes use of any official envelope, label, or indorsement
    authorized by law, to avoid the payment of postage or registry fee
    on his private letter, packet, package, or other matter in the
    mail, shall be fined under this title.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645. 62 Stat. 783; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(F), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 357 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 227, 35 Stat. 1134).
      Minor verbal change was made. Section 746(f) of title 8, U.S.C.,
    1940 ed., Aliens and Nationality, providing same penalty for misuse
    of franking privilege in naturalization service, should be repealed
    as covered by this section. The proviso in section 337 of title 39,
    U.S.C., 1940 ed., The Postal Service, should also be repealed for
    the same reason.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $300".
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