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S. 97: Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

S. 97 enables civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies by private and public institutions, and expands theoretical and practical knowledge of nuclear physics, chemistry, and materials science. Specifically, the legislation establishes the National Reactor Innovation Center to facilitate the siting of privately funded advanced reactor prototypes at DOE sites through partnerships between the Department of Energy and private industry. In addition, this legislation authorizes an advanced nuclear energy licensing cost-share program to provide grants nonfederal developers of advanced reactor technologies in order to help offset the fees ...

Sponsor and status

Michael Crapo

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Idaho. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 18, 2018
Length: 8 pages

Jan 11, 2017


Passed House & Senate (President next) on Sep 13, 2018

This bill was passed by Congress on September 13, 2018 and goes to the President next.


90% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 11, 2017

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Mar 30, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Jun 21, 2017
Reported by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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Mar 7, 2018
Passed Senate (House next)

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Sep 7, 2018
On House Schedule

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Sep 13, 2018
Passed House

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Signed by the President

S. 97 is 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.

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