Senate Bill 1694
116th Congress(2019-2020)
One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-275 on Dec 31, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 23, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 31, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
1694
Congress
116
Policy Area
Science, Technology, Communications
Science, Technology, Communications
Primary focus of measure is natural sciences, space exploration, research policy and funding, research and development, STEM education, scientific cooperation and communication; technology policies, telecommunication, information technology; digital media, journalism. Measures concerning scientific education may fall under Education policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Michigan
Massachusetts
Passed
July 18, 2019
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Voice Vote.(text: CR S4935)
Summary

One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act

This bill requires a federal agency that issues a license for the conduct of a lunar activity in outer space to require that each license applicant agree to abide by recommendations, guidelines, or principles issued by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) related to the protection and preservation of U.S. government lunar artifacts.

A federal agency may

  • exempt specific activities from such an agreement if the activities have legitimate and significant historical, archaeological, anthropological, scientific, or engineering value;
  • assess a penalty fee for violations of such an agreement.
Text (6)
Amendments (1)
Jul 18, 2019
Agreed to in Senate
2
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 927
To modify the sense of Congress with respect to collaboration with other countries.
Agreed To
Public Record
Created
May 24, 2019 5:27:16 AM
Updated
Mar 15, 2021 2:41:11 PM