Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport; JCOTS to study enhanced development of cargo, etc. (HJ688)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston) with support from 12 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport; report. Directs the Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS) to study the development and utilization of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. In conducting its study, JCOTS shall (i) identify any federal or state regulatory impediments, including taxation, to the development of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport; (ii) identify potential economic development opportunities and marketing strategies to attract launch companies to Virginia; (iii) identify potential state legal barriers to human spaceflight, including liability and assumption of risk issues; and (iv) develop a long-term strategic plan to make the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport the premiere commercial hub for space travel in the United States. Read the Bill »


03/26/2007: Passed the House


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074677464
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Rules
02/01/2007Committee substitute printed 072663464-H1
02/02/2007Taken up
02/02/2007Committee substitute agreed to 072663464-H1
02/02/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ688H1
02/02/2007Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (91-Y 0-N)
02/02/2007Communicated to Senate
02/05/2007Reading waived
02/05/2007Referred to Committee on Rules
02/19/2007Reported from Rules
02/20/2007Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007Motion to reconsider Passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Passed by for the day
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
03/26/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ688ER)