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S. 1694 (116th): One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act


About the bill

Should the location of the first humans to set foot on the moon be preserved, or risk being lost?

Context

Exactly 50 years after Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, it’s becoming a busier place.

In January, China became the first country to land on the far side of the moon, with a robot. India is scheduled to land its first craft on the moon in September. Private companies — most notably Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin — are also taking more active roles in outer space, currently aiming to land spacecraft on the moon by 2021.

Everything from the original Apollo 11 landing site that first put humans on the moon in 1969 is still preserved, because the moon ...

Sponsor and status

Gary Peters

Sponsor. Senator for Michigan. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2020
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
May 23, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 31, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 31, 2020.

Law
Pub.L. 116-275
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Passes Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Preserve Apollo Landing Site Heritage
    — Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3] on Dec 16, 2020

the weekly leader: tuesday, december 15, 2020
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Dec 15, 2020

Tiberi introduces strong customs enforcement legislation
    — Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018] on Apr 23, 2015

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to S. 1694 will be negligible.

History

May 23, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 10, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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

Jul 18, 2019
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 6, 2020
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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.

Dec 15, 2020
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Dec 16, 2020
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

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

Dec 19, 2020
 
Senate 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.

Dec 31, 2020
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1694 (116th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1694. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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