Introduced in Senate (09/04/2001)
Amends Federal law to authorize the U.S. Postal Service, in the exercise of its authority to contract with an air carrier for the transportation of mail by aircraft, to require an air carrier to accept as mail any shipments of day-old poultry and such other live animals as postal regulations allow to be transmitted as mail matter. Authorizes the U.S. Postal Service to assess a reasonable surcharge as postage to compensate air carriers for any additional expense incurred in handling such shipments.