H.R. 3237: To enact certain laws relating to national and commercial space programs as title 51, United States Code, "National and Commercial Space Programs"

H.R. 3237

To enact certain laws relating to national and commercial space programs as title 51, United States Code, "National and Commercial Space Programs"

Sponsor
Rep. John Conyers Jr.

Date
January 13, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

H.R. 3237 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) on July 16, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.R. 3237 revises and restates certain laws relating to national and commercial space programs and re-enacts those laws as title 51, United States Code. The bill also makes conforming changes to existing law and repeals specified provisions of specified laws.

Background

The bill was prepared by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House of Representatives, as part of its responsibility under 2 U.S.C. 285b to submit to the Committee on the Judiciary proposed bills to enact titles of the United States Code into positive law.

According to the Committee Report, this bill has undergone extensive review in two previous Congresses, but has yet to go before the House for a vote.

Cost

CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3237 would have no significant impact on the federal budget and would not affect direct spending or revenues.