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H.R.3038: SOARS Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||science, technology, communications|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.|
|Total Cosponsors||4 (All Republicans)|
|Introduced||Aug. 2, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Dec. 13, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the House
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Suborbital and Orbital Advancement and Regulatory Streamlining Act or SOARS Act - Amends commercial space launch licensing requirements.
Revises the definition of "launch services" to include activities involved in the preparation of a launch vehicle (as under current law) or element thereof, including space flight participant training for a launch.
Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to issue a single license or permit for flight of a launch or reentry vehicle, or element thereof, in support of a launch or reentry, even when the vehicle or element is not being launched or reentered. Requires the Secretary to ensure that all DOT regulations for a licensed or permitted launch or reentry are satisfied under a single license or permit.
Authorizes the issuance of an experimental permit for a particular reusable suborbital rocket (as under current law) or rocket design after a license has been issued for the launch or reentry of a rocket of ...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Dec. 13, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Space.|
|Aug. 2, 2013||Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.|