Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Atomic Al Melvin Wins Passage of a Bill to Import Nuclear Waste to Arizona

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 10:42 PM

politics_phone1.jpg
Several of the bills we’re following at Blogislature 2011 are on the move:

• State Sen. Al Melvin's SB 1548, which would create a Nuclear Recycling Public School Fund, passed out of the Commerce and Energy Committee on a 5-1 vote. The legislation calls for the the federal government to pay to build a nuclear-recycling facility, which would be run by the feds, the state and a private entity. The feds would pay the state to recycle the nuclear fuel, with the proceeds going to a fund that would pay for schools, reducing the need for education dollars in the state's general fund. So all you folks who want a dedicated funding source for education: Melvin, a Republican who represents Oro Valley and Catalina Foothills, wants to give you one that glows in the dark.

• SB 1545, which is Melvin’s effort to claim nuclear fuel mined and used in Arizona is not subject to federal regulation, was taken off agenda in Commerce and Energy.

• HB 2077, which would require federal regulators to register and pay fees to county sheriffs, passed out of the House Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee today on a 6-3 vote. The bill also requires sheriffs to alert the targets of an investigation that the federal regulators were in town and requires that any fines leveled by the federal government be claimed by the state.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Jim Nintzel

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Burlesque Fitness

Burlesque Fitness @ Floor Polish

Mondays, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Carnival of Illusion: Magic, Mystery & Oooh La La!

This top-rated illusion show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms… More

@ Scottish Rite Grand Parlour Saturdays. Continues through April 14 160 South Scott Ave

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. The Three Best Ways To Have Fun in Tucson Today (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. The Weekly List: 27 Things To Do In Tucson This Week (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. The Education of Bill Gates (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Assistance League's Volunteers are looking out for the Tucson Community (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. The Weekly List: 25 Things To Do In Tucson This Week (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation