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H.R. 1320 (115th): Nuclear Utilization of Keynote Energy Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1320 modifies the formula used to determine the amount of fees the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) charges the entities it regulates. The bill also would modify procedures related to NRC’s review of applications for certain permits and licenses and allow the agency to conduct, on an informal basis, any type of hearing requested to review the agency’s actions or decisions. H.R. 1320 also would require the NRC and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to complete a variety of studies and reports on nuclear-related issues.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licenses and regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other facilities that use radioactive materials.

Sponsor and status

Adam Kinzinger

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 16th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 22 pages
Mar 2, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 25, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.


3 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Kinzinger Nuclear Bill Headed to Presidents Desk
    — Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16] (Sponsor) on Dec 21, 2018

Representatives Kinzinger and Doyle Introduce the NUKE Act
    — Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA18] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 2, 2017

Rush Statement at Markup on Nuclear Bills
    — Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1] on Jun 21, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1320 will add $28 million in new spending through 2023.


Mar 2, 2017

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May 22, 2018
Considered by Energy

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 21, 2018
Considered by Energy

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 12, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Sep 7, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Sep 25, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 1320 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1320. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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