POSTED: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 1:25pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 4:15pm
AUSTIN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Legislation that would further the SpaceX Boca Chica launch project cleared the House and Land Resource Management Committee unanimously today.
House Bill 2623 by State Rep. Rene Oliveira allows Cameron County to temporarily close an area of beach for launches and space flight activities with approval of the General Land Office.
The bill specifies that a county must have approval from the State's General Land Office before a launch can be made. It would also prohibit beach closure during the Saturday and Sunday preceding certain holidays.
Although SpaceX has not made a final decision to relocate to the area the bill makes sure necessary legislative measures are in place to move the project forward