Senate Bill 198

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/04/24: Vetoed
Title AN ACT relating to nuclear energy development.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1218
Sponsor D. Carroll
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to establish the Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority; declare that the mission of the authority is to serve as the nonregulatory, trusted state government agency on nuclear energy issues and to support and facilitate the development of the nuclear energy ecosystem across the Commonwealth; establish the membership and responsibilities of the advisory board to govern the authority; require the advisory board to hire a director of the authority; establish that the purposes of the authority are to assist interested communities in understanding advanced nuclear opportunities, provide information to the public, develop the capacity for nuclear energy development in the Commonwealth, seek clarity on early nuclear site permitting, work with energy communities that have hosted nuclear-related or fossil fuel activities to assist in exploring nuclear energy opportunities, strengthen engagement with the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, build the organizational capacity to convene a consortium of nuclear stakeholders to share best practices, engage with United States Department of Energy National Laboratories and private companies to develop technologies to reprocess or recycle spent nuclear fuel, and maintain awareness of potential events that could initiate or accelerate the development of new nuclear technologies in the Commonwealth; require the authority, with the approval of the advisory board, to propose and adopt bylaws for the management and operation of the authority, develop and adopt a strategic plan for carrying out the purposes of the authority, create and update at least once every two years a nuclear energy economic impact analysis, and beginning December 1, 2025, and every December 1 thereafter, submit a report to the Governor and the Legislative Research Commission; require the Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority to develop criteria for a nuclear-ready community designation; create a new section of Subchapter 12 of KRS Chapter 154 to require the Cabinet for Economic Development to create and implement a financial assistance program to support the nuclear energy ecosystem in the Commonwealth; provide for the staggering of initial appointments; require the Kentucky Nuclear Energy Authority to conduct a study to identify the workforce needs to develop and support the nuclear ecosystem and to submit its findings to the Governor and the Legislative Research Commission on or before December 1, 2024; require the Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority to contract for services to produce a site suitability study to identify the best potential locations for nuclear facility sites in the Commonwealth and report its findings to the Governor and the Legislative Research Commission on or before December 1, 2025; require the Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority to contract for services to develop and implement a nuclear marketing and education plan.
Index Headings of Original Version Energy - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority and advisory board, establishment, membership, duties
Environment and Conservation - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority and advisory board, establishment, membership, duties
Nuclear Energy - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority and advisory board, establishment, membership, duties
Studies Directed - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority, nuclear site suitability study, contract
Studies Directed - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority, nuclear workforce and education needs, study
Universities and Colleges - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority, establishment, attachment to UK CAER
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Cabinet for Economic Development, nuclear assistance program, establishment
Reports Mandated - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority, update and recommendations, report
Advisory Boards, Commissions, and Committees - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority and advisory board, establishment, membership, duties
Economic Development - Nuclear financial assistance program, establishment
Education, Higher - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority and advisory board, establishment, membership, duties
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History
Governor's Veto Message Veto

Actions

Top | Amendments
02/12/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/14/24
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
02/21/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/22/24
  • Floor Amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 26, 2024
02/26/24
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment withdrawn Floor Amendment (1)
  • passed 34-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (2)
02/27/24
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/06/24
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (H)
03/14/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
03/15/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/21/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 22, 2024
03/22/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 92-0
03/25/24
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
04/04/24
  • Vetoed

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except direct the Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority to engage with academic institutions on efforts to develop deployable technologies to reprocess or recycle spent nuclear fuel.
Index Headings Energy - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority, duties, engagement with academic institutions
Environment and Conservation - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority, duties, engagement with academic institutions
Nuclear Energy - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority, duties, engagement with academic institutions
Universities and Colleges - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority, duties, engagement with academic institutions
Advisory Boards, Commissions, and Committees - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority, duties, engagement with academic institutions

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Webb
Summary Add one additional member of the Senate and one additional member of the House of Representatives as nonvoting members of the on the Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority (KNEDA) advisory board; change advisory board membership numbers to conform.
Index Headings Energy - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development advisory board, additional legislative members
General Assembly - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development advisory board, additional legislative members
Nuclear Energy - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development advisory board, additional legislative members
Boards and Commissions - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development advisory board, additional legislative members

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor D. Carroll
Summary Provide that one representative shall be designated to serve on the Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development Authority (KNEDA) advisory board for two or more investor-owned utilities that are operated under common ownership; provide that three representatives of electric cooperatives shall be designated to serve on the advisory board, one of whom shall represent distribution cooperatives and two of whom shall represent generation and transmission electric cooperatives; allow any organization that provides nuclear site remediation services to represent those services on the advisory board; replace the executive director of the United States Nuclear Industry Council with the president of the Nuclear Energy Institute as a nonvoting member on the advisory board; add one additional member of the Senate and one additional member of the House of Representatives as nonvoting members of the advisory board; change advisory board membership numbers to conform.
Index Headings Energy - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development advisory board, membership, changes
Nuclear Energy - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development advisory board, membership, changes
Cooperatives - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development advisory board, electric cooperatives, membership
Boards and Commissions - Kentucky Nuclear Energy Development advisory board, membership, changes

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