S 305

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 305

To repeal a prohibition on the use of certain funds for the termination of the Constellation program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 8, 2011

Mr. NELSON of Florida (for himself and Mrs. HUTCHISON) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To repeal a prohibition on the use of certain funds for the termination of the Constellation program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. REPEAL OF THE PROHIBITION ON USE OF CERTAIN FUNDS FOR TERMINATION OF THE CONSTELLATION PROGRAM OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION.

    The Science Appropriations Act, 2010 (title III of division B of Public Law 111-117) is amended under the heading `EXPLORATION' (123 Stat. 3143) by striking the provisos.

SEC. 2. TERMINATION AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN CONTRACTS.

    The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration may terminate any contract under the Constellation program that cannot be modified to comply with the requirements of sections 302, 303, and 304 of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010 if the Administrator publishes the finding in the Federal Register not less than 30 days before the effective date of the termination and transmits a copy of the finding to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.

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