Editorial Notes
References in Text

The date of the enactment of this subsection, referred to in subsec. (g), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 96–326, which was approved Aug. 8, 1980.


2003—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–86, § 2(a)(2), which directed substitution of “supervisors or postmasters)” for “supervisors)” in second sentence, was executed by making the substitution the second time “supervisors)” appears in the sentence to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Pub. L. 108–86, § 2(a)(1), inserted “that an organization (other than an organization representing supervisors) represents at least 20 percent of postmasters,” after “majority of supervisors,”.

Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 108–86, § 2(b)(2), added subsec. (h). Former subsec. (h) redesignated (i).

Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 108–86, § 2(b)(1), (c), redesignated subsec. (h) as (i) and added pars. (3) to (5).

1980—Subsecs. (c) to (h). Pub. L. 96–326 added subsecs. (c) to (h).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Pub. L. 108–86, § 3, Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1053, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [probably should be “this Act”, amending this section and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section and section 101 of this title] shall take effect 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Sept. 30, 2003].”

Effective Date

Section effective July 1, 1971, pursuant to Resolution No. 71–9 of the Board of Governors. See section 15(a) of Pub. L. 91–375, set out as a note preceding section 101 of this title.

Thrift Advisory Council Not To Be Affected

Pub. L. 108–86, § 2(d), Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1053, provided that: “For purposes of section 8473(b)(4) of title 5, United States Code—

each of the 2 or more organizations referred to in section 1004(h)(1)(B) of title 39, United States Code (as amended by subsection (b)) shall be treated as a separate organization; and
any determination of the number of individuals represented by each of those respective organizations shall be made in a manner consistent with the purposes of this subsection.”