Spaceport bill passes New Mexico legislature

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 3:33pm

A bill protecting manufacturers and suppliers of Spaceport America is now headed to the governor's desk. The New Mexico House yesterday passed Senate Bill 240 by a unanimous 62 to 0 vote. The legislation protects spacecraft manufacturers and suppliers so long as they carry liability insurance policies of at least a million dollars. Victims who live off Spaceport grounds can still sue in the event of a disaster. Virgin Galactic, the anchor tenant at Spaceport, had threatened to leave the state if the legislature failed pass the bill.

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