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H.R. 5346 (115th): Commercial Space Support Vehicle Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5346 amends title 51, United States Code, National and Commercial Space Programs, to provide for licenses and experimental permits for space support vehicles and flights.

A GAO report issued in November 2016 recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration examine its current regulatory framework for space support vehicles and suggest legislative or regulatory changes, as applicable. The Commercial Space Support Vehicle Act was largely developed with input from a Department of Transportation report on approaches for streamlining the licensing and permitting process of hybrid launch vehicles to enable non-launch flight operations. This bill amends Title 51 by adding two new definitions: one for “space support flight” and one for “space support vehicle” into the list of definitions for vehicles licensed under this chapter, so that we can create streamlined ...

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Bill Posey

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2018
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Mar 20, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 27, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

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Mar 20, 2018
 
Introduced

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Mar 22, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 27, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jun 27, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

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H.R. 5346 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5346. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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