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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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