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house Bill H.R. 3819

To extend the commercial space transportation liability regime.

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  • EnactedDecember 28th, 2009
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed December 23rd, 2009
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • The house Passed October 20th, 2009
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
    IntroducedOctober 15th, 2009

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Official Title

To extend the commercial space transportation liability regime.


Extends through calendar 2012 the commercial space transportation liability regime (under which the United States shall pay up to $1.5 billion, adjusted for inflation, in excess of the amount covered by liability insurance or demonstrated financial responsibility with respect to a third party claim against a commercial space launch or reentry licensee, transferee, contractor, subcontractor, or customer for death, bodily injury, or property damage or loss resulting from an activity carried out under the license). Extends this guarantee to issued or transferred licenses for which the Secretary of Transportation receives a complete and valid application by December 31, 2012 (currently, by December 31, 2009).

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