H.R. 2262: U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act

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: Nov 19, 2015
Length: 19 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To facilitate a pro-growth environment for the developing commercial space industry by encouraging private sector investment and creating more stable and predictable regulatory conditions, and for other purposes.

Summary

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

The update to US law explicitly allows "US citizens to engage in the commercial exploration and exploitation of 'space resources' [including ... water and ...

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History

May 12, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 13, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

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

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.

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