November 4, 1997
H.R. 1702 - Commercial Space Act of 1997
(Sensenbrenner (R) Wisconsin and 12 cosponsors)
The Administration supports passage of H.R. 1702 if it is amended to:
The amendments necessary to accomplish these objectives have been provided to
the House Science Committee by the Administration.
- Assure that America's national security, international obligations,
and foreign policies receive proper consideration in issuing licenses for
Land Remote Sensing;
- Promote continued educational, scientific, and governmental access
to land remote sensing data; and
- Delete provisions which preempt issues currently being resolved in
rulemaking or create concerns regarding program administration.
H.R. 1702 would affect direct spending and receipts; therefore it is subject to
the pay-as-you-go requirements of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of
1990. This Office's preliminary estimate is that the net impact of H.R. 1702
on the deficit would be less than $500,000 per year.