Senate Bill 97
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act of 2017
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-248 on Sep 28, 2018
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jan 11, 2017
Latest Action
Sep 28, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
97
Congress
115
Policy Area
Energy
Energy
Primary focus of measure is all sources and supplies of energy, including alternative energy sources, oil and gas, coal, nuclear power; efficiency and conservation; costs, prices, and revenues; electric power transmission; public utility matters.
Sponsorship by Party
Passed
March 7, 2018
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote.(text: CR S1419-1421)
Summary

Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act of 2017

This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to revise the objectives of the civilian nuclear energy research, development, demonstration, and commercial application programs of the Department of Energy (DOE) to emphasize research infrastructure and private sector participation.

By December 31, 2017, DOE shall determine the mission need for a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source, which shall operate as a national user facility.

DOE shall carry out a program for enhancing the capability to develop new reactor technologies through high-performance computation modeling and simulation techniques.

DOE shall also carry out a program to: (1) enable the testing and demonstration of reactor concepts proposed and funded by the private sector, and (2) leverage the technical expertise of relevant federal agencies and national laboratories to minimize the time required to enable construction and operation of privately funded experimental reactors at national laboratories or other DOE-owned sites.

Within 1 year of this bill's enactment, DOE must submit to Congress 2 specified alternative 10-year budget plans for civilian nuclear energy research and development by the DOE.

DOE shall establish an Advanced Nuclear Energy Cost-Share Grant Program.

Text (4)
Amendments (1)
Mar 07, 2018
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2104
To modify provisions relating to the advanced nuclear energy licensing cost-share grant program.
Agreed To
Actions (20)
09/28/2018
Became Public Law No: 115-248.
09/28/2018
Signed by President.
09/24/2018
Presented to President.
09/13/2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/13/2018
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8235-8237)
09/13/2018
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8235-8237)
09/13/2018
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 97.
09/13/2018
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8235-8239)
09/13/2018
Mr. Weber (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
03/08/2018
Held at the desk.
03/08/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
03/08/2018
Received in the House.
03/07/2018
Passed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote. (text: CR S1419-1421)
03/07/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote.(text: CR S1419-1421)
03/07/2018
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S1419-1423)
06/21/2017
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 153.
06/21/2017
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski without amendment. With written report No. 115-115.
03/30/2017
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
01/11/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
01/11/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 12, 2017 8:17:36 AM
Updated
Dec 15, 2020 5:17:54 PM