Kentucky - SB11 - 2017

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.

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Added On: 02-17-2017
Updated On: 06-23-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor:

Companion Bills (1)

Actions (20)

  • 09-19-2016 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
  • 01-03-2017 - Introduced in Senate
  • 01-07-2017 - To Natural Resources & Energy (S)
  • 02-15-2017 - Reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
  • 02-16-2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules
  • 02-21-2017 - Floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
  • 03-01-2017 - 3rd reading, passed 27-8 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (1)
  • 03-01-2017 - Posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 1, 2017
  • 03-02-2017 - Received in House
  • 03-03-2017 - To Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)
  • 03-06-2017 - Posted in committee
  • 03-07-2017 - Reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • 03-08-2017 - Posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 14, 2017
  • 03-08-2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules
  • 03-15-2017 - Delivered to Governor
  • 03-15-2017 - 3rd reading, passed 65-28
  • 03-15-2017 - Received in Senate
  • 03-15-2017 - Enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • 03-15-2017 - Enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • 03-27-2017 - Signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 118)

News (4)

Kentucky on verge of lifting nuclear moratorium - The Courier-Journal
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Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:27:19 GMT

A bill that would overturn a three-decade-old law that effectively bars construction of nuclear power plants in Kentucky is on the verge of passing the General Assembly and being sent to Gov. Matt Bevin for his signature. Senate Bill 11 would get rid ...

Nuclear power bill approved by Senate - The Lane Report
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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:37:22 GMT

FRANKFORT — A bill that would lift a moratorium on nuclear power plants in the state was approved today by the Kentucky Senate. ... Danny Carroll, the sponsor of SB 11, said states need diverse energy portfolios to remain economically competitive. “…

Kentucky closes in on lifting nuclear power moratorium - Platts
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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 23:22:59 GMT

... control both both houses of the Legislature and Governor Matt Bevin is a Republican as well. Republican State Senator Danny Carroll, the bill's primary sponsor, said in a Monday interview that removing the nuclear ban is crucial to giving the state ...

Kentucky lawmakers advance bill to lift nuclear power moratorium - Utility Dive
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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:03:29 GMT

Kentucky lawmakers are advancing a bill designed to lift the 30-year moratorium on new nuclear generation as coal-fired generation declines in the state, media reports say. Senate Bill 11 (S.B. 11) already passed the state Senate and could face a final ...

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