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Text of the Theater Missile Defense Act of 1994

This bill was introduced on May 4, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 4, 1994 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

HR 4349 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4349

To prohibit the Department of Defense from conducting flight tests of certain missiles that would result in the release of debris outside a designated Department of Defense test range.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 4, 1994

Ms. SHEPHERD (for herself, Mrs. SCHROEDER, Mr. KOPETSKI, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. OBERSTAR, Mr. COPPERSMITH, Ms. FURSE, and Ms. ENGLISH of Arizona) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To prohibit the Department of Defense from conducting flight tests of certain missiles that would result in the release of debris outside a designated Department of Defense test range.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Theater Missile Defense Act of 1994’.

SEC. 2. LIMITATION ON FLIGHT TESTS OF CERTAIN MISSILES.

    (a) LIMITATION- The Secretary of Defense may not conduct a flight test program of theater missile defense interceptors and sensors if an anticipated result of the launch of a missile under that test program would be release of debris in a land area of the United States outside a designated Department of Defense test range.

    (b) DEFINITION OF DEBRIS- For purposes of subsection (a), the term ‘debris’ does not include particulate matter that is regulated for considerations of air quality.