HR 2977 - Space Preservation Act of 2001

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Space Preservation Act of 2001 (Introduced in the House) 107th CONGRESS 1st Session HR 2977 To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind by permanently prohibiting the basing of weapons in space by the United States, and to require the President to take action to adopt and implement a world treaty banning space-based weapons.
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  Space Preservation Act of 2001 (Introduced in the House) 107th CONGRESS1st SessionHR 2977To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for thebenefit of all humankind by permanently prohibiting thebasing of weapons in space by the United States, and torequire the President to take action to adopt and implementa world treaty banning space-based weapons. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 2, 2001Mr. KUCINICH introduced the following bill; which wasreferred to the Committee on Science, and in addition tothe Committees on Armed Services, and InternationalRelations, for a period to be subsequently determined bythe Speaker, in each case for consideration of suchprovisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committeeconcerned  A BILL To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for thebenefit of all humankind by permanently prohibiting thebasing of weapons in space by the United States, and torequire the President to take action to adopt and implementa world treaty banning space-based weapons. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,  SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.This Act may be cited as the `Space Preservation Act of2001'.SEC. 2. REAFFIRMATION OF POLICY ON THE PRESERVATION OFPEACE IN SPACE.Congress reaffirms the policy expressed in section 102(a)of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (42U.S.C. 2451(a)), stating that it `is the policy of theUnited States that activities in space should be devoted topeaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind.'.SEC. 3. PERMANENT BAN ON BASING OF WEAPONS IN SPACE.The President shall--(1) implement a permanent ban on space-based weapons of theUnited States and remove from space any existing space-based weapons of the United States; and(2) immediately order the permanent termination of researchand development, testing, manufacturing, production, anddeployment of all space-based weapons of the United Statesand their components.SEC. 4. WORLD AGREEMENT BANNING SPACE-BASED WEAPONS.The President shall direct the United Statesrepresentatives to the United Nations and otherinternational organizations to immediately work towardnegotiating, adopting, and implementing a world agreementbanning space-based weapons.SEC. 5. REPORT.  The President shall submit to Congress not later than 90days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every90 days thereafter, a report on--(1) the implementation of the permanent ban on space-basedweapons required by section 3; and(2) progress toward negotiating, adopting, and implementingthe agreement described in section 4.SEC. 6. NON SPACE-BASED WEAPONS ACTIVITIES.Nothing in this Act may be construed as prohibiting the useof funds for--(1) space exploration;(2) space research and development;(3) testing, manufacturing, or production that is notrelated to space-based weapons or systems; or(4) civil, commercial, or defense activities (includingcommunications, navigation, surveillance, reconnaissance,early warning, or remote sensing) that are not related tospace-based weapons or systems.SEC. 7. DEFINITIONS.In this Act:(1) The term `space' means all space extending upward froman altitude greater than 60 kilometers above the surface ofthe earth and any celestial body in such space.(2)(A) The terms `weapon' and `weapons system' mean adevice capable of any of the following:(i) Damaging or destroying an object (whether in outerspace, in the atmosphere, or on earth) by--  (I) firing one or more projectiles to collide with thatobject;(II) detonating one or more explosive devices in closeproximity to that object;(III) directing a source of energy (including molecular oratomic energy, subatomic particle beams, electromagneticradiation, plasma, or extremely low frequency (ELF) orultra low frequency (ULF) energy radiation) against thatobject; or(IV) any other unacknowledged or as yet undeveloped means.(ii) Inflicting death or injury on, or damaging ordestroying, a person (or the biological life, bodilyhealth, mental health, or physical and economic well-beingof a person)--(I) through the use of any of the means described in clause(i) or subparagraph (B);(II) through the use of land-based, sea-based, or space-based systems using radiation, electromagnetic,psychotronic, sonic, laser, or other energies directed atindividual persons or targeted populations for the purposeof information war, mood management, or mind control ofsuch persons or populations; or(III) by expelling chemical or biological agents in thevicinity of a person.(B) Such terms include exotic weapons systems such as--(i) electronic, psychotronic, or information weapons;(ii) chemtrails;(iii) high altitude ultra low frequency weapons systems;(iv) plasma, electromagnetic, sonic, or ultrasonic weapons;(v) laser weapons systems;(vi) strategic, theater, tactical, or extraterrestrialweapons; and
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