June 09, 2000
Senate Looks at Bill to Help Nonprofit Mailers
An act designed to grant relief to nonprofit rate mailers was introduced in the Senate this week by Sens. Thad Cochran, R-MS, and Daniel K. Akaka, D-HI. Among other provisions, the proposal aims to set nonprofit periodical rates at 95 percent of the counterpart commercial rate. Nonprofit mailers would receive a 5 percent discount off the commercial rate, excluding the advertising portion. The act also would set the revenue per piece for nonprofit Standard-A mail to reflect a 40 percent discount off the revenue per piece for commercial Standard-A mail. Cochran is chairman and Akaka is ranking minority member of the subcommittee on international security, proliferation and federal services.