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H.337

Introduced by   Representatives Edwards of Brattleboro and Darrow of Dummerston

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Public service regulation of corporations; certificate of public good

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to require the approval of the general assembly before a certificate of public good is issued for the extension of the operating license of a nuclear power plant.

AN ACT RELATING TO A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD FOR EXTENDING THE OPERATING LICENSE OF A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  30 V.S.A. § 248(a)(5) is added to read:

(5)  No company may apply for an extension of the federal license for or the relicensing of a nuclear fission plant within the state unless the public service board finds that the same will promote the general good of the state and issues a certificate to that effect.

Sec. 2.  30 V.S.A. § 248(e) is amended to read:

(e)  Before a certificate of public good is issued for the construction, extension of the federal license, or relicensing of a nuclear fission plant within the state, the public service board shall obtain the approval of the general assembly and the assembly’s determination that the construction, extension of the federal license, or relicensing of the proposed facility will promote the general welfare.  The public service board shall advise the general assembly of any petition submitted under this section for the construction, extension of the federal license, or relicensing of a nuclear fission plant within this state, by written notice delivered to the speaker of the house of representatives and to the president of the senate.  The department of public service shall submit recommendations relating to the proposed plant, and shall make available to the general assembly all relevant material.  The requirements of this subsection shall be in addition to the findings set forth in subsection (b) of this section.



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