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SB 89 (BR 1105) - D. Carroll

     AN ACT relating to nuclear power.
     Amend KRS 278.600 to require that nuclear power facilities have a plan for the storage of nuclear waste rather than a means of permanent disposal and to add definitions of "storage," "low-level nuclear waste," and "mixed nuclear waste"; amend KRS 278.610 to allow certification if the facility and its plans for waste storage are approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; eliminate requirement that facility have a plan for disposal of high-level nuclear waste; eliminate requirement that cost of waste disposal be known; eliminate requirement that facility have adequate capacity to contain waste; give the Public Service Commission authority to hire consultant to perform duties relating to nuclear facility certification; prohibit construction of low-level nuclear waste disposal sites in Kentucky except as provided in KRS 211.852; direct the Energy and Environment Cabinet to review regulations required for permitting nuclear facilities and report to LRC; repeal KRS 278.605, relating to construction of nuclear power facilities.



     Jan 11, 2016 - introduced in Senate
     Jan 13, 2016 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Feb 24, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 25, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 29, 2016 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 1, 2016
     Mar 01, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 28-6-1
     Mar 02, 2016 - received in House
     Mar 03, 2016 - to Tourism Development & Energy (H)