Senate Bill 34

Last Action to Tourism Development & Energy (H)
Title AN ACT relating to nuclear power.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 274
Sponsors B. Leeper, K. Winters
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 278.600 to define "storage" and amend a definition to require that nuclear power facilities have a plan for the storage of nuclear waste rather than a means for permanent disposal; amend KRS 278.610 to delete the requirement that the Public Service Commission certify the facility as having a means for disposal of high-level nuclear waste; change all references to the disposal of nuclear waste to the storage of nuclear waste; prohibit construction of low-level waste disposal sites in the Commonwealth except as provided in KRS 211.852; require the Public Service Commission to determine whether the construction or operation of a nuclear power facility, including ones constructed by entities regulated under KRS Chapter 96, would create low-level nuclear waste or mixed wastes that would be required to be disposed of in low-level waste disposal sites in the Commonwealth; repeal KRS 278.605.
Index Headings of Original Version Energy - Nuclear power facilities, plan for storage of spent fuel thereof
Fuel - Nuclear power facilities, certification of a plan for storage of waste
Hazardous Materials - Nuclear power, storage of spent fuel under U.S. government authorization
Nuclear Energy - Plan for storage of spent nuclear fuel under U.S. government authorization
Public Safety - Storage of spent nuclear fuel under U.S. government authorization
Public Utilities - Storage of spent fuel for nuclear power generation under U.S. government authorization
Waste Management - Spent nuclear fuel, plan for storage thereof
Votes Vote History


  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Natural Resources and Energy (S)
  • taken from Natural Resources and Energy (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Natural Resources and Energy (S)
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 8, 2011
  • 3rd reading, passed 31-5
  • received in House
  • to Tourism Development & Energy (H)

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