KY SB11 | 2017 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Passed on March 27 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-03-27 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 118)
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [PDF]


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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2017-03-27Senatesigned by Governor (Acts, ch. 118)
2017-03-15Senatedelivered to Governor
2017-03-15Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2017-03-15Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2017-03-15Senatereceived in Senate
2017-03-15House3rd reading, passed 65-28
2017-03-08Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 14, 2017
2017-03-08House2nd reading, to Rules
2017-03-07Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2017-03-06Houseposted in committee
2017-03-03Houseto Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)
2017-03-02Housereceived in House
2017-03-01Senate3rd reading, passed 27-8 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (1)
2017-03-01Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 1, 2017
2017-02-21Senatefloor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2017-02-16Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2017-02-15Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
2017-01-07Senateto Natural Resources & Energy (S)
2017-01-03Senateintroduced in Senate
2016-09-19SenatePrefiled by the sponsor(s).

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