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2014 Senate Bill 948: Restrict radioactive material storage and disposal
  1. Introduced by Sen. Phil Pavlov (R) on May 21, 2014, to prohibit storing or disposing radioactive waste from another state or country in Michigan, and ban storing any radioactive material other than what is allowed under current law for nuclear power plants, uranium mines and medical uses. The bill would also create a state advisory board for the purpose of writing a report on the potential impact of depositing radioactive waste deep underground at a site in Kincardine, Ontario, as proposed by an Ontario utility.
    • Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on May 21, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 10, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 11, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on June 12, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on June 12, 2014.

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