Amended in Assembly May 27, 2016

Amended in Assembly March 31, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly Joint ResolutionNo. 29


Introduced by Assembly Member Chávez

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(Coauthors: Assembly Members Achadjian, Arambula, Atkins, Baker, Bigelow, Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta, Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chang, Chau, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Dababneh, Daly, Eggman, Frazier, Beth Gaines, Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gatto, Gipson, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gray, Harper, Holden, Irwin, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Kim, Lackey, Levine, Linder, Lopez, Low, Maienschein, Mathis, Medina, Mullin, Nazarian, Obernolte, Olsen, Patterson, Quirk, Rendon, Rodriguez, Salas, Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, and Wood)

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January 28, 2016


Assembly Joint Resolution No. 29—Relative to the Interim Consolidated Storage Act of 2015.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AJR 29, as amended, Chávez. Interim Consolidated Storage Act of 2015: San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

This measure would urge the passage of the Interim Consolidated Storage Act of 2015 and urge the United States Department of Energy to implement the prompt and safe relocation of spent nuclear fuel from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to a licensed and regulated interim consolidated storage facility.

Fiscal committee: no.

P2    1WHEREAS, Millions of ratepayer and taxpayer dollars are spent
2monitoring and overseeing spent nuclear fuel each year and
3millions of dollars more are programmed to be spent on settlement
4payments related to nuclear waste disposition; and

5WHEREAS, Much of the spent nuclear fuel and high-level
6radioactive waste currently stored is at sites that are vulnerable to
7natural disasters and located near large metropolitan centers; and

8WHEREAS, The United States Department of Energy concluded
9in 2013 that a geologic repository for the permanent disposal of
10spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste will not be
11available until 2048, at the earliest; and

12WHEREAS, The President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on
13America’s Nuclear Future recommended that efforts be made to
14develop a permanent disposal site for spent nuclear fuel and
15high-level radioactive waste; and

16WHEREAS, The spent nuclear fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear
17Generating Station, a decommissioning site, should be promptly
18and safely moved to a consolidated storage site, as recommended
19by the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear
20Future, and as would be advanced by H.R. 3643, the Interim
21Consolidated Storage Act of 2015, which would give priority for
22storage to high-level nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel located
23on a site without an operating nuclear reactor; now, therefore, be
24it

25Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of
26California, jointly,
That the Legislature of the State of California
27respectfully urges the passage of H.R. 3643; and be it further

28Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of California
29respectfully urges the United States Department of Energy to
30implement the prompt and safe relocation of spent nuclear fuel
31from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to a licensed and
32regulated interim consolidated storage facility; and be it further

33Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies
34of this resolution to the President of the United States, to the
35Speaker of the House of Representatives, to the Majority Leader
36of the Senate, to each Senator and Representative from California
37in the Congress of the United States, and to the Secretary of
38Energy.



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