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S. 1281 (109th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2005


About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The NASA Authorization Act of 2005 is an act of the United States Congress. It was signed by the then President George W. Bush and became Public Law 109-155 on December 30, 2005.

The act requires NASA to carry out a balanced set of programs in human spaceflight, in aeronautics research and development and in scientific research. The act directs NASA to send robotic spacecraft to study the Moon and planets, and to study astronomy and astrophysics. The act directs NASA to use research satellites to conduct earth science research and research on the Sun-Earth connection. The act also directs NASA to support university research in a variety of fields.

In conducting its work, the act directs NASA to consult with other agencies, including the National Science and Technology Council ...

Sponsor and status

Kay Hutchison

Sponsor. Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2006
Length: 50 pages
Introduced
Jun 21, 2005
109th Congress (2005–2006)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 30, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 30, 2005.

Law
Pub.L. 109-155
Cosponsors

4 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

Source

History

Jun 21, 2005
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 23, 2005
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 28, 2005
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 18, 2005
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 18, 2005
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House with an Amendment.

Dec 17, 2005
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 22, 2005
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 30, 2005
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Mar 30, 2006
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Introduced.

S. 1281 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1281. This is the one from the 109th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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