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– Nuclear energy, advisory election
SENATE BILL NO. 1289
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NUCLEAR ENERGY - Amends existing law to provide that no law shall be
enacted or action taken by the state of Idaho or any of its political
subdivisions to permit or prohibit the use of nuclear energy for the
generation of electricity unless the proposed measure has first been
submitted to the electorate at the next earliest general election.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1289
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO NUCLEAR ENERGY; AMENDING SECTION 39-3027, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE
3 THAT NO LAW SHALL BE ENACTED OR ACTION TAKEN BY THE STATE OF IDAHO OR ANY
4 OF ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO PERMIT OR PROHIBIT THE USE OF NUCLEAR
5 ENERGY FOR THE GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY, UNLESS THE PROPOSED MEASURE
6 SHALL HAVE FIRST BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE ELECTORATE AT THE NEXT EARLIEST
7 GENERAL ELECTION.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
9 SECTION 1. That Section 39-3027, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
10 amended to read as follows:
11 39-3027. LAW PERMITTING OR PROHIBITING USE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY FOR GENERA-
12 TION OF ELECTRICITY NEITHER PERMITTED NOR PROHIBITED UNLESS SUBMITTED TO ELEC-
13 TORATE. No law shall be enacted or action taken by the State of Idaho or any
14 of its political subdivisions to permit or prohibit the use of nuclear energy
15 for the generation of electricity, unless the proposed measure shall have
16 first been submitted to the electorate at the next earliest general election.
17 The results of such submission of the question to the electorate shall be
18 advisory in nature, and shall not prevent the legislature from acting in any
19 manner on the measure.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This measure would amend Idaho Code Section 39-3027 by requiring
an affirmative vote by the people of Idaho when a nuclear
facility is proposed to be constructed in Idaho. The vote would
be advisory in nature and not binding.
No impact to the General Fund.
Name: Sen. Clint Stennett
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1289