H.R. 2262 (114th): U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act

The United States Government updated US commercial space legislation with the passage of the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship (SPACE) Act of 2015 in November 2015.

The update to US law explicitly allows US citizens to "engage in the commercial exploration and exploitation of 'space resources' [including ... water and minerals]." The right does not extend to biological life, so ...

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Overview

Introduced:

May 12, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 25, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 25, 2015.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-90

Sponsor:

Kevin McCarthy

Representative for California's 23rd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
Length: 19 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 1297: U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act

Passed Senate on Aug 4, 2015. 87% incorporated. (compare text)

History

May 12, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 13, 2015
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

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May 18, 2015
 
Reported by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

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May 21, 2015
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Nov 10, 2015
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 16, 2015
 
House Agreed to Changes

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 voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 25, 2015
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2262 (114th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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