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Full Text of HB1553  102nd General Assembly



State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/17/2021, by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch


420 ILCS 10/3  from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4353

    Amends the Illinois Nuclear Facility Safety Act. Makes a technical change in a Section on legislative findings.

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1    AN ACT concerning safety.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Nuclear Facility Safety Act is
5amended by changing Section 3 as follows:
6    (420 ILCS 10/3)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4353)
7    Sec. 3. Legislative findings. The The General Assembly
9    (a) that Illinois has more operating nuclear power plants
10than any state in the Nation;
11    (b) that Illinois has a commercial, away-from-reactor,
12spent nuclear fuel storage facility;
13    (c) that on behalf of the People, the State of Illinois has
14not only an interest in emergency preparedness to mitigate the
15effects of accidents at nuclear facilities but also an
16interest in furthering actions which reduce the likelihood and
17severity of accidents at nuclear facilities;
18    (d) that reduction of the likelihood and severity of
19accidents at nuclear facilities is in the interest of the
20economic well-being of the People of the State of Illinois
21because of the substantial costs of (1) repairing or replacing
22nuclear facility equipment damaged or destroyed in an
23accident; (2) purchasing replacement power in the event of a



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1loss in generating capacity in an accident; (3) disposing of
2nuclear facility equipment highly contaminated with
3radioactivity in an accident; (4) decontaminating or replacing
4private property damaged in an accident; (5) replacing
5agricultural products contaminated with radioactivity in an
6accident; (6) disruption to the economy caused by an accident;
7and (7) health care for workers and private citizens injured
8in an accident; and
9    (e) that reduction of the likelihood and severity of
10accidents at nuclear facilities in Illinois protects the
11health and safety of workers at nuclear facilities and private
12citizens who could be injured as a result of releases of
13radiation from nuclear facilities.
14(Source: P.A. 86-901.)