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Bill Detail: SB22-073

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Title Alternative Energy Sources
Status Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/17/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Energy
  • State Government
House Sponsors H. McKean (R)
Senate Sponsors B. Rankin (R)
House Committee
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 01/19/2022

The bill requires the director of the office of economic

development (office) or the director's designee to conduct or cause to be
conducted a study (feasibility study) regarding the feasibility of using
small modular nuclear reactors as a carbon-free energy source for the
state and includes specific items that must be included in the feasibility
By July 1, 2024, the director of the office is required to provide a
written report to the committees of the senate and house of
representatives having jurisdiction over energy matters regarding the
findings and conclusions from the feasibility study. The bill appropriates
$500,000 from the general fund to the office for the 2022-23 fiscal year
to be used for the purposes of the feasibility study.
In addition, current law defines recycled energy as energy
produced by a generation unit with a nameplate capacity of not more than
15 megawatts. For pumped hydroelectricity generation only, the bill
specifies that the energy be produced by a generation unit with a
nameplate capacity of not more than 400 megawatts.

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