Reprinted

April 11, 2003





ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 160

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DIGEST OF SB 160 (Updated April 10, 2003 11:51 AM - DI 52)



Citations Affected: IC 10-8; IC 10-14.

Synopsis: Radioactive waste. Changes the fee for the shipment of high level radioactive waste from a fee for the total shipment to a fee for each cask. Establishes a fee for transportation of low level radioactive waste and requires deposit of the fee in the nuclear response fund. Permits the use of that fund for education, training, and equipment to local emergency responders to prevent, prepare for, or respond to acts of terrorism. Requires a person that transports radioactive waste in Indiana to reimburse security expenses to each governmental entity that provides security for a shipment.

Effective: July 1, 2003.





Riegsecker, Gard
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ WOLKINS, BOTTORFF)




    January 7, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs.
    February 18, 2003, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    February 24, 2003, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
    February 25, 2003, read third time, passed. Yeas 47, nays 0.

HOUSE ACTION

    March 4, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation.
    April 1, 2003, reported _ Do Pass.
    April 10, 2003, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





Reprinted

April 11, 2003

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 160



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning environmental law.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 10-8-3-3, AS ADDED BY P.L.143-1999, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) Before a person may transport high level radioactive waste in Indiana, the person who is responsible for the shipment must submit the following to the director:
        (1) A notice that includes:
            (A) the highway or railway route, date, and time of the shipment of high level radioactive waste; and
            (B) other information required under 10 CFR 71.5(a) and 10 CFR 73.37(f).
        (2) A transportation fee of one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each total shipment cask of nuclear waste in the shipment.
    (b) The director shall deposit fees collected under this section in the nuclear response fund established by section 6 of this chapter.
    SECTION 2. IC 10-14-8-3.1 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3.1. (a) Before a person may transport low level

radioactive waste (as defined in IC 13-11-2-121(a)) in Indiana, the person who is responsible for the shipment must submit a transportation fee of one hundred dollars ($100) for each total shipment of low level radioactive waste to the director.
    (b) The director shall deposit fees collected under this section in the nuclear response fund established by section 6 of this chapter.

    SECTION 3. IC 10-14-8-6, AS ADDED BY SEA 257-2003, SECTION 5, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 6. (a) The nuclear response fund is established to provide appropriate education, training, and equipment to local emergency responders:
         (1) in counties that will be affected by the transportation of high level radioactive waste under this chapter; and
        (2) to:
            (A) prevent;
            (B) prepare for; and
            (C) respond to;
        acts of terrorism.

    (b) Sources of money for the fund consist of transportation fees deposited under section 3(b) of this chapter.
    (c) The state emergency management agency shall administer the fund. Money in the fund is annually appropriated to the state emergency response commission to be used for purposes described in subsection (a).
    (d) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.
    (e) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested.
    (f) Money in the fund at the end of a fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
    SECTION 4. IC 10-14-8-9 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 9. A person that transports:
        (1) low level radioactive waste (as defined in IC 13-11-2-121(a)); or
        (2) high level radioactive waste;
in Indiana shall reimburse each governmental entity that provides security for a shipment for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by the governmental entity in providing the security.