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S1289...........................................................by STENNETT 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. 01/17 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/18 Rpt prt - to St Aff
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1289 BY STENNETT 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. LAWPERMITTING 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 RS 17607 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. FISCAL NOTE No impact to the General Fund. Contact Name: Sen. Clint Stennett Phone: 208-332-1351 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1289