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Introduced in House (10/02/2001)
[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[H.R. 2977 Introduced in House (IH)]


107th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 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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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 2, 2001

Mr. Kucinich introduced the following bill; which was referred to the
Committee on Science, and in addition to the Committees on Armed
Services, and International Relations, for a period to be subsequently
determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such
provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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A BILL



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.

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 of 2001''.

SEC. 2. REAFFIRMATION OF POLICY ON THE PRESERVATION OF PEACE IN SPACE.

Congress reaffirms the policy expressed in section 102(a) of the
National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (42 U.S.C. 2451(a)), stating
that it ``is the policy of the United States that activities in space
should be devoted to peaceful 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 the
United States and remove from space any existing space-based
weapons of the United States; and
(2) immediately order the permanent termination of research
and development, testing, manufacturing, production, and
deployment of all space-based weapons of the United States and
their components.

SEC. 4. WORLD AGREEMENT BANNING SPACE-BASED WEAPONS.

The President shall direct the United States representatives to the
United Nations and other international organizations to immediately
work toward negotiating, adopting, and implementing a world agreement
banning space-based weapons.

SEC. 5. REPORT.

The President shall submit to Congress not later than 90 days after
the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter, a
report on--
(1) the implementation of the permanent ban on space-based
weapons required by section 3; and
(2) progress toward negotiating, adopting, and implementing
the agreement described in section 4.

SEC. 6. NON SPACE-BASED WEAPONS ACTIVITIES.

Nothing in this Act may be construed as prohibiting the use of
funds for--
(1) space exploration;
(2) space research and development;
(3) testing, manufacturing, or production that is not
related to space-based weapons or systems; or
(4) civil, commercial, or defense activities (including
communications, navigation, surveillance, reconnaissance, early
warning, or remote sensing) that are not related to space-based
weapons or systems.

SEC. 7. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act:
(1) The term ``space'' means all space extending upward
from an altitude greater than 60 kilometers above the surface
of the earth and any celestial body in such space.
(2)(A) The terms ``weapon'' and ``weapons system'' mean a
device capable of any of the following:
(i) Damaging or destroying an object (whether in
outer space, in the atmosphere, or on earth) by--
(I) firing one or more projectiles to
collide with that object;
(II) detonating one or more explosive
devices in close proximity to that object;
(III) directing a source of energy
(including molecular or atomic energy,
subatomic particle beams, electromagnetic
radiation, plasma, or extremely low frequency
(ELF) or ultra low frequency (ULF) energy
radiation) against that object; or
(IV) any other unacknowledged or as yet
undeveloped means.
(ii) Inflicting death or injury on, or damaging or
destroying, a person (or the biological life, bodily
health, mental health, or physical and economic well-
being of 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 at individual persons
or targeted populations for the purpose of
information war, mood management, or mind
control of such persons or populations; or
(III) by expelling chemical or biological
agents in the vicinity 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
extraterrestrial weapons; and
(vii) chemical, biological, environmental, climate,
or tectonic weapons.
(C) The term ``exotic weapons systems'' includes weapons
designed to damage space or natural ecosystems (such as the
ionosphere and upper atmosphere) or climate, weather, and
tectonic systems with the purpose of inducing damage or
destruction upon a target population or region on earth or in
space.
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Bill History in the Congressional Record
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From the Congressional Record, Volume 147 (2001)


[History of Bills, Volume 147 (2001)]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]


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H.R. 2977--A bill 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; to the Committees on Science; Armed
Services; International Relations.


By Mr. KUCINICH, H6135 [2OC]

https://www.congress.gov/bill/107th-congress/house-bill/2977/history