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Legislative History and Digest of S. 544

NUCLEAR WASTE INDEPENDENT REVIEW ACT

BILL NO: S. 544 (104th CONGRESS, 1st SESSION)

TITLE: An act to establish a Presidential commission on nuclear waste, and for other purposes

SPONSOR: Sen. Richard Bryan (D-NV)

DATE INTRODUCED: 03-13-95

COSPONSORS: 1 CURRENT COSPONSOR
As Introduced (03/13/95) - Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV).

LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
03-13-95 Referred to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

RELATED LEGISLATION:
H.R. 496 (Vuchanovich, R-NV)
H.R. 1020 (Upton, R-MI)
S. 167 (Johnston, D-LA)

COMPLETE BILL TEXT:
The complete bill text is available on Thomas: The Library of Congress Web Site. In Thomas, click on Full Text of Legislation, then 104th Congress Bills, then Search by Bill Number, type in s 544 , hit RUN QUERY, and choose the most recent version.

BILL DIGEST:
(As introduced - 03/13/95)

Nuclear Waste Independent Review Act - Directs the President to establish the Nuclear Waste Policy Review Commission, independent of the Department of Energy and other Federal agencies, to review, and report to Congress on, U.S. nuclear waste policy, including issues related to: (1) the storage and disposal of high-level, transuranic, and low-level radioactive wastes; and (2) funding through the Nuclear Waste Fund. Prohibits the issuance of any license for a facility for the storage or disposal of radioactive waste until the Commission submits its report. Authorizes appropriations.

(Source: Library of Congress)



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