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

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

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 anything that is alive may not be exploited commercially. The Act further asserts that "the United States does not [(by this Act)] assert sovereignty, or sovereign or exclusive rights or ...

Sponsor and status

Kevin McCarthy

Sponsor. Representative for California's 23rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
Length: 19 pages
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

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

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

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

History

May 12, 2015
 
Introduced

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May 13, 2015
 
Ordered Reported

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

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

May 19, 2015
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 21, 2015
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Nov 10, 2015
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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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