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SB 11 (BR 176) - D. Carroll, S. Humphries, S. West

     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 the requirement that the facility have a plan for disposal of high-level nuclear waste; eliminate the requirement that cost of waste disposal be known; eliminate the requirement that the facility have adequate capacity to contain waste; give the Public Service Commission authority to hire a 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.


AMENDMENTS

     SCS1 - 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 the requirement that the facility have a plan for disposal of high-level nuclear waste; eliminate the requirement that cost of waste disposal be known; eliminate the requirement that the facility have adequate capacity to contain waste; give the Public Service Commission authority to hire a 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; declare short title of the Act to be the Robert J. Leeper Act.
     SFA1( D. Carroll ) - Add Public Service Commission to agencies making review of necessary regulations for implementation.

     Sep 19, 2016 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
     Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in Senate
     Jan 07, 2017 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Feb 15, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Feb 16, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 21, 2017 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 01, 2017 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 1, 2017; 3rd reading, passed 27-8 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (1)
     Mar 02, 2017 - received in House
     Mar 03, 2017 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)
     Mar 06, 2017 - posted in committee
     Mar 07, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 08, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 14, 2017
     Mar 15, 2017 - 3rd reading, passed 65-28; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor
     Mar 27, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 118)