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2022 House Bill 6019: Investigate expanding the use of nuclear power in Michigan’s electric grid

Public Act 218 of 2022

Introduced by Rep. Graham Filler R-DeWitt on April 14, 2022
To require the Michigan Public Services Commission to do a feasibility study on expanding nuclear power generation in the state.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Energy Committee on April 14, 2022
Reported in the House on May 4, 2022
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Rachel Hood D-Grand Rapids on May 18, 2022
To also require the proposed study to address "workforce and human health risks" associated with this form of electricity generation, and make cost comparisons between electricity generated by nuclear reactors, wind, solar and hydroelectric sources.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 18, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Yousef Rabhi D-Ann Arbor on May 18, 2022
To also require the proposed study to address " the distribution of potassium iodine tablets to all residents within 50 miles of a nuclear energy generation facility”.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 18, 2022
To require the Michigan Public Services Commission to pay a consultant to do a feasibility study on expanding nuclear power generation in the state.
Received in the Senate on May 24, 2022
Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on May 24, 2022
Reported in the Senate on September 22, 2022
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Dan Lauwers R-Brockway Township on September 28, 2022
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 28, 2022
Received in the Senate on September 28, 2022
Received in the House on September 28, 2022
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on October 14, 2022

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