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H.R. 2262 - SPACE Act of 2015

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 114-17 PDF XML

    Showing the texts of H.R. 2262, H.R. 1508, H.R. 2261, and H.R. 2263 as ordered reported by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 

  • Text of H.R. 2262 PDF

    SPACE Act of 2015 (as introduced)

  • Text of H. Rept. 114-119 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (as filed)

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 273:
Agreed to by record vote of 240-185, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 241-183, on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.  

MANAGERS: Stivers/Hastings

1. Structured rule for H.R. 2262.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology or their respective designees.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-17 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Closed rule for H.R. 880.

10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

14. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

15. Section 3 provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of May 21, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.

16. Section 4 provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.

17. Section 5 provides that on any legislative day during the period from May 22, 2015, through May 29, 2015: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

18. Section 6 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 5.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Castro (TX)DemocratClarifies that this Act shall not limit the authority on current laws and policies related to NASA’s earth science and space technology programs, which prevent, prepare for, and address disasters both natural and human-induced.Submitted
2Version 2Castro (TX)DemocratRevised Ensures the Orbital Traffic Management study includes input from nonprofit organizations that conduct research in space traffic and orbital activities.Made In Order
6Version 2Edwards (MD), Conyers (MI)DemocratRevised Strikes section 107 of the bill.Submitted
7Version 2Edwards (MD)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Revised Substitutes the text of S. 1297, a bipartisan Senate companion of this legislation.Made In Order
12Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratLate Broadens the coverage of experimental permits to include suborbital launch vehicles to allow for non-revenue testing. Made In Order
8Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratFacilitates the participation of HBCU, Hispanic Serving Institutions; National Indian institutions, in fellowships, work-study and employment opportunities in the emerging commercial space industry. Made In Order
14Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Facilitates outreach to minority- and women-owned businesses on business opportunities in the commercial space industry.Made In Order
15Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Requires a report on the feasibility of using a portion fees collected by the Federal Government for licensing of commercial space activity to fund Federal basic research and development on challenges associated with manned and unmanned space exploration.Submitted
9Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanAwards reasonable attorneys fees to a prevailing plaintiff under the conditions of this Act. Submitted
10Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanBars any report or study required by this Act from studying the production or effects of carbon dioxide. Submitted
13Version 1Lieu (CA)DemocratLate Extends the support and utilization of the International Space Station to September 30, 2024 from September 30, 2020.Submitted
3Version 1Rohrabacher (CA)RepublicanWithdrawn Eliminates the end date to the commercial human spaceflight learning period.Withdrawn
4Version 1Rohrabacher (CA)RepublicanWithdrawn Eliminates the end date to the commercial human spaceflight learning period. Creates a requirement that the Secretary of Transportation notify Congress when sufficient new data has been generated from flights carrying space flight participants, to generate regulations governing the design or operation of a launch vehicle to protect the health and safety of crew and space flight participants.Withdrawn
5Version 1Rohrabacher (CA)RepublicanCreates an independent study regarding indemnification for spaceflight participants including options, unintended consequences, and potential costs.Made In Order
11Version 1Smith, Lamar (TX)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Late Makes technical corrections and requires a GAO report on state and municipal spaceports in the existing indemnification regime.Made In Order