SB 271

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Feb 01, 2022
  • Passed House Feb 22, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Mar 18, 2022

Small modular nuclear reactors.

Abstract

Amends the statute governing certificates of public convenience and necessity (certificates) that are issued by the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC) for the construction, lease, or purchase of electric generation facilities to require the IURC, in consultation with the department of environmental management (department), to adopt rules concerning the granting of certificates for the construction, purchase, or lease of small modular nuclear reactors: (1) in Indiana for the generation of electricity to be used to furnish public utility service to Indiana customers; or (2) at the site of a nuclear energy production or generating facility that supplies electricity to Indiana retail customers on July 1, 2011. Requires the IURC to adopt the rules not later than July 1, 2023. Provides that the rules adopted by the IURC must provide that in acting on a public utility's petition for a certificate for one or more small modular nuclear reactors, the IURC shall consider the following: (1) Whether, and to what extent, the one or more small modular nuclear reactors proposed by the public utility will replace a loss of generating capacity in the public utility's portfolio resulting from the retirement or planned retirement of one or more of existing electric generating facilities that: (A) are located in Indiana; and (B) use coal or natural gas as a fuel source. (2) Whether one or more of the small modular nuclear reactors will be located on the same site as or near the facility to be retired and, if so, potential opportunities for the public utility to: (A) make use of any land and existing infrastructure or facilities already owned or under the control of the public utility; or (B) create new employment opportunities for workers who have been, or would be, displaced as a result of the retirement of the existing facility. Provides that the IURC's rules must provide that the IURC may grant a certificate under circumstances and for locations other than these. Sets forth additional requirements for small modular nuclear reactors that must be included in the IURC's rules, including the requirement that the owner or operator of a proposed small modular nuclear reactor must provide evidence of a plan to apply for all licenses or permits to construct or operate the proposed small modular nuclear reactor required by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the department, or any other relevant state or federal regulatory agency. Amends the statute providing certain financial incentives for energy utilities that invest in clean energy projects by providing that, for purposes of the statute, a "clean energy project" and a "nuclear energy production or generating facility" include a small modular nuclear reactor that is constructed after June 30, 2023: (1) in Indiana for the generation of electricity to be used to furnish public utility service to Indiana customers; or (2) at the site of a nuclear energy production or generating facility that supplies electricity to Indiana retail customers on July 1, 2011; under the rules adopted by the IURC under the bill. Defines "small modular nuclear reactor" for purposes of the bill's provisions.

Bill Sponsors (31)

Votes


Actions


Mar 18, 2022

Senate

Public Law 155

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

Mar 15, 2022

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Mar 01, 2022

House

Signed by the Speaker

Senate

Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Feb 23, 2022

House

Returned to the Senate without amendments

Feb 22, 2022

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 256: yeas 70, nays 22

House

Representatives Ellington and Frye added as cosponsors

Feb 21, 2022

House

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Feb 15, 2022

House

Committee report: do pass, adopted

Feb 07, 2022

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
utilities, energy and telecommunications

Feb 02, 2022

Senate

Referred to the House

Feb 01, 2022

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 118: yeas 39, nays 9

Senate

Senator Messmer added as coauthor

Senate

Senators Leising, Busch, Baldwin, Ford Jon, Kruse, Buck, Gaskill, Boots, Tomes, Walker K, Raatz, Donato, Holdman, Charbonneau, Perfect, Rogers, Young M, Bassler, Sandlin, Walker G, Glick, Zay, Crider, Freeman added as coauthors

Senate

Cosponsor: Representative Lehman

Senate

House sponsor: Representative Soliday

Jan 27, 2022

Senate

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Jan 24, 2022

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Jan 10, 2022

Senate

Authored by Senator Koch

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Utilities

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
utilities

Senate

Senator Doriot added as second author

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (H) PDF
Enrolled Senate Bill (S) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0271.04.ENRH.FN001 PDF

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