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H.R. 2263 (114th): Office of Space Commerce Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 28, 2016 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 620

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 2263

[Report No. 114–797]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 12, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Smith of Texas, and Mr. Babin) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

September 28, 2016

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To rename the Office of Space Commerce and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Office of Space Commerce Act.

2.

Renaming of Office of Space Commercialization

(a)

Chapter heading

(1)

Amendment

The chapter heading for chapter 507 of title 51, United States Code, is amended by striking Commercialization and inserting Commerce.

(2)

Conforming amendment

The item relating to chapter 507 in the table chapters for title 51, United States Code, is amended by striking Commercialization and inserting Commerce.

(b)

Definition of Office

Section 50701 of title 51, United States Code, is amended by striking Commercialization and inserting Commerce.

(c)

Renaming

Section 50702(a) of title 51, United States Code, is amended by striking Commercialization and inserting Commerce.

3.

Functions of the Office of Space Commerce

Section 50702(c) of title 51, United States Code, is amended by striking Commerce. and inserting “Commerce, including to—

(1)

foster the conditions for the economic growth and technological advancement of the United States space commerce industry;

(2)

coordinate space commerce policy issues and actions within the Department of Commerce;

(3)

represent the Department of Commerce in the development of United States policies and in negotiations with foreign countries to promote United States space commerce;

(4)

promote the advancement of United States geospatial technologies related to space commerce, in cooperation with relevant interagency working groups; and

(5)

provide support to Federal Government organizations working on Space-Based Positioning Navigation, and Timing policy, including the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Position, Navigation, and Timing.

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September 28, 2016

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed